[Reportbug-maint] Bug#806682: reportbug should save report on SIGINT

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon Nov 30 00:37:03 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:27 AM, Karl-Philipp Richter
<krichter at posteo.de> wrote:
> Am 30.11.2015 um 00:57 schrieb Sandro Tosi:
>> you can customize this path; all these reports start to be kinda
>> annoying, mostly because you didnt spend *any* time reading the doc or
>> previous reports and you're wasting a big chunk of my time.
> Same here. You're not even taking the time to understand what I'm
> pointing at. Adjusting the path doesn't help if SIGINT isn't caught. I
> just waisted a big chunk of my time being force to deal with a program
> that doesn't have an intuitive interface and feedback and requires to

it is not intuitive *for you*, that doesnt mean that's an absolute
statement for all reportbug users.

> read a large pile of docs just to get a simple report filed. It's just
> two sides of the same medal.

no it's not: if you dont read the doc, how are you supposed to know
what the tool supports? just by having an 'intuitive interface'? sadly
that's not enough in every case.

> I want to improve the experience of Debian
> users

great! start providing patches, else you are just trying to prove
you're right, while tons of other people dont agree/feel the same with
your statements and you're doing nothing concretely to improve that
experience you seem to care so much.

> - if that's time wasting for you, you took the wrong
> responsibility as package maintainer.

I guess we can discuss this back when you'll be a package maintainer.

> RTFM isn't a generic argument to
> leave users with something that "just works" or that "a lot of people
> are using without problems".

Time was spent writing that documentation, so maybe you can be a
little less disrespectful of it and actually read it.

Again, I'm wasting a lot of time with all this replies (which are
really not helping making reportbug any better), time I am diverting
for actual debian work. So refrain for reply any further until you
have understood how reportbug works by reading its doc, and eventually
consult a user-support forum like debian-users mailing list for
followup clarifications.

Sandro "morph" Tosi
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