[Reportbug-maint] Bug#769584: Do not change the format of the subject line when it continues on the next line

Bjarni Ingi Gislason bjarniig at rhi.hi.is
Fri Nov 14 18:30:18 UTC 2014

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.6.0
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

  The header line "Subject" is changed into quoted printable when the
line is continued on the second line ('folded'), even if the text is
pure US-ASCII.

  This makes the copy of the mail less readable with a read-only
programm like "more" and "less".

 The original 'Subect' lines are:

Subject: Do not change the format of the subject line when
 it continues on the next line

which 'reportbug' changes to

Subject: =?iso-8859-1?q?Do_not_change_the_format_of_the_subject_line_when=0D=0A_it_co?=


  'mutt' shows an unfolded 'Subject' line in the header when I submitted
this report.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i586)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.60-rt87-2
Locale: LANG=is_IS, LC_CTYPE=is_IS (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.8-1
ii  python-reportbug  6.6.0
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                                 <none>
pn  debconf-utils                              <none>
pn  debsums                                    <none>
pn  dlocate                                    <none>
pn  emacs23-bin-common | emacs24-bin-common    <none>
ii  exim4                                      4.84-2
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.84-3
ii  file                                       1:5.20-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.18-4
pn  python-gtk2                                <none>
pn  python-gtkspell                            <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
pn  python-vte                                 <none>
pn  xdg-utils                                  <none>

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python-debian     0.1.23
ii  python-debianbts  1.12
pn  python:any        <none>

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

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Bjarni I. Gislason

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