[Reportbug-maint] Bug#784696: reportbug ignores -d - sends to Debian anyway

Scott Wakeling scott at diskfish.org
Thu May 7 20:35:46 UTC 2015

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.6.3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

To explore how reportbug worked, and see what info was required to raise an ITP,
I ran:

reportbug -d --email scott at diskfish.org wnpp

I expected reportbug to send an email only to myself, according to the man page:

-d, --debug
 Don't send a real bug  report  to  Debian;  send  it  to  yourself
 instead.  This is primarily used for testing by the maintainer.

Instead, the bug was sent to myself and Debian BTS (raising #784370) and cc'd
to debian-devel.

Luckily, I was happy with the content, but if I had trusted -d to work as
described and entered some junk in reportbug, I would have made a mess.

Could the maintainer please clarify if the man page is incorrect, if reportbug
should in fact support this option, or if there is some user error on my part.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="scott at diskfish.org"
DEBFULLNAME="Scott Wakeling"

** /home/scott/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.6.3"
mode standard
ui text

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.9-1
ii  python-reportbug  6.6.3
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  claws-mail                           3.11.1-3
ii  debconf-utils                        1.5.56
pn  debsums                              <none>
pn  dlocate                              <none>
ii  emacs24-bin-common                   24.4+1-5
ii  file                                 1:5.22+15-2
ii  gnupg                                1.4.18-7
ii  python-gtk2                          2.24.0-4
pn  python-gtkspell                      <none>
pn  python-urwid                         <none>
ii  python-vte                           1:0.28.2-5
ii  sendmail-bin [mail-transport-agent]  8.14.4-8
ii  xdg-utils                            1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.4

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python-debian     0.1.27
ii  python-debianbts  1.12
pn  python:any        <none>

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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