[Reportbug-maint] Bug#822643: reportbug: Should automatically fill Re: $(Previous subject), as a Subject when providing extra information fot the bug ('x' option).

Witold Baryluk witold.baryluk+debian at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 22:01:02 UTC 2016

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.6.6
Severity: normal

When providing extra information for the existing bug via reportbug,
reportbug by default uses no subject. It is ugly, shows (No subject) in
many places, and makes maintainers generally unhappy.

Example to follow after this bug.

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

** /home/pine64user/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.6.6"
mode advanced
ui text
realname "Witold Baryluk"
email "witold.baryluk+debian at gmail.com"
header "X-Debbugs-CC: witold.baryluk+debian at gmail.com"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: arm64 (aarch64)
Foreign Architectures: armhf

Kernel: Linux 3.10.65-5-pine64-longsleep (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt               1.2.10
ii  python-reportbug  6.6.6
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                                 <none>
pn  debconf-utils                              <none>
pn  debsums                                    <none>
pn  dlocate                                    <none>
pn  emacs23-bin-common | emacs24-bin-common    <none>
ii  exim4                                      4.87-1
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.87-1
ii  file                                       1:5.25-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.20-6
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-4
pn  python-gtkspellcheck                       <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
ii  python-vte                                 1:0.28.2-5+b1
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.1-1

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt               1.2.10
ii  file              1:5.25-2
ii  python-debian     0.1.27
ii  python-debianbts  2.6.0
pn  python:any        <none>

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

More information about the Reportbug-maint mailing list