[Reportbug-maint] Bug#765546: reportbug: Misleading instruction when choosing distribution

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at laboissiere.net
Fri Oct 17 08:34:57 UTC 2014

* Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> [2014-10-16 18:47]:

> control: tags -1 +moreinfo
> Hello Rafael,
>> When filing a bug against ftp.debian.org, the user is prompted for choosing 
>> the distribution to which the removal should apply and the following 
>> instruction is given:
>>    Is the removal to be done in a suite other than "unstable"?
>>    Please press Enter for "unstable"
>> However, pressing Enter results in the first choice in the check list to be 
>> chosen.
> are you sure about it? do you have a specific example where this is 
> happening to you? I just tried and pressing Enter doesn't select the 
> first entry, but simply "nothing", which in the ftp.d.o world means 
> unstable.

Before filing this bug report, I have only verified the problem with the 
urwid interface.  When using the text interface, pressing Enter result in 
"nothing" being selected, as you wrote.

However, with the urwid interface, when the screen for selecting the 
distribution is presented, pressing Enter results in "experimental" being 

This problem is also present with the gtk2 interface, which selects 
"oldstable-proposed-updates" when Enter is pressed.  BTW, there is no way 
to choose "unstable" (or "nothing") with the gtk2 interface.

At any rate, the patch that I sent before is not fully appropriate, 
because each UI has a specific behavior.



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