[Reportbug-maint] Bug#732334: reportbug: after viewing configuration file there is no way to proceed

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 2 20:01:01 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-01-01 at 21:37 +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Hello,
> this report is rather confusing and lack a lot of precise details to
> investigate it further.
> I suspect you were running reportbug against another package (by
> either typing "reportbug <pkg>" on the command-line or entering the
> package name in the menu as presented after running reportbug without
> arguments). If so, we need to know what was that other package.
> In any case, if you really want us to understand the problem, you'll
> have to provide a precise step-by-step procedure to reproduce it,
> without all those uncertain details as reported in the original
> report.
> Regards,
Sorry I left out the package name, though I presume it would be the same
with any file having locally modified conf files.
>From a KDE Konsole
reportbug dosemu

Remaining steps in the window that popped up.
hit continue twice
The window says *** WARNING: The following configuration files have been
Send modified configurations files
There are 3 choices.
Select "Display modified configuration files"

Now the window displays one of the configuration files.
There are 2 buttons at the bottom: continue and quit.
continue is greyed out; clicking it has no effect.
Clicking quit exits report bug.

While stepping through this I noticed that the bottom of the pane with
the config file text shows, in highlights,
/etc/dosemu/dosemu.users (file 1 of 2)
If I hit space it displays the rest of that file and shows, highlighted
(END) - Next: /etc/dosemu/dosemu.conf
If I hit space I get a beep but nothing happens.
If I hit "n" it says "pattern not found".
If I hit "q" I do return to the screen asking what to do with the
modified files and I can continue.

The main problem is the interface is obscure.
A smaller problem is that I can only display the first local file.
Perhaps there is some way to do so, but I can't tell what it is.


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