[Reportbug-maint] Bug#764888: reportbug: does not honor `-u urwid` option

Andrew Kane akane at freegeekseattle.org
Sat Oct 11 21:21:07 UTC 2014

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.5.1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I wanted to report a bug in a different package.
I didn't want to use the text interface. After all, why am I running X, right? ;^)

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?

First, I invoked `reportbug -u gtk2` but it failed as in #758619. (Marked as Resolved, but not fixed in Testing as of this writing.)
Then I invoked `reportbug -u urwid` which `man reportbug` reports as one of three valid options for th -u switch:
   Specify the user interface to use.
   Valid options are text, urwid, and gtk2; default is taken from the reportbug configuration files."

   * What was the outcome of this action?

Reportbug starts in text mode with the following message:
"Ignored bogus setting for -u: urwid"

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

Expected a curses-like interface. TBH I'm not sure what the `urwid` interface is supposed to look like, but I think this isn't it.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/andyman/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.4.3"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Andrew Kane"
email "akane at freegeekseattle.org"
header "X-Debbugs-CC: akane at freegeekseattle.org"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.8-1
ii  python-reportbug  6.5.1
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  claws-mail                                 3.10.1-4
ii  debconf-utils                              1.5.53
pn  debsums                                    <none>
pn  dlocate                                    <none>
pn  emacs22-bin-common | emacs23-bin-common    <none>
ii  exim4                                      4.84-2
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.84-2
ii  file                                       1:5.19-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.18-4
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-4
pn  python-gtkspell                            <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
ii  python-vte                                 1:0.28.2-5
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.1

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.

-- no debconf information

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