[Reportbug-maint] Bug#780747: reportbug: -o option is ignored on first run after fresh install

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon Apr 13 00:32:59 UTC 2015

control: tags -1 + moreinfo unreproducible


On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 5:48 PM, Brian Julin <BJulin at clarku.edu> wrote:
> The -o option was supposed to prevent the use of email by the
> reportbug tool and instead generate the file that I could email
> by hand.  The report was automatically submitted by SMTP nonetheless.
> For those that just use reportbug to generate headers and then
> edit the email afterwards, this could result in a lot of blank
> bug reports being filed with the BTS.
> In addition to that, despite the -o option, reportbug prompted for
> details of how to get email off the box (which I don't want to
> happen ever, actually, and it is only luck that it worked at all
> as I have not finished purging all traces of SMTP from this system.)
> This was the first time I had run reportbug on a fresh jessie
> install (from jessie netboot disks).  When I filed this bug,
> the -o option worked as intended and I was able to edit this
> text before pasting it into an email client.

The only thing that might change after a fresh install, is the absence
of the user configuration file ~/.reportbugrc , so I tried to remove
it and run reportbug -o but here it works correctly: I need the full
console output to understand what's going on.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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