[Reportbug-maint] Bug#863513: reportbug: No GUI; only '--ui=text'

Diego A. Casas Toro dacasas at uninorte.edu.co
Sat May 27 21:00:48 UTC 2017

Package: reportbug
Version: 7.1.6
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I tried to start reportbug for the first time in KDE Plasma 5, but it did not start. 
I thought it was a problem with the '.desktop' file asociated with the menu entry. 
Then I realized that reportbug was starting in the background, without gtk2 GUI.

I tried to start reportbug from Konsole using '--ui=gtk2', but it starts in text mode 
and shows 'Ignored bogus setting for --ui: gtk'. I don't understand why reportbug shows
"Ignored bogus setting" when the man entry says "Valid options are text, urwid, and gtk2".

I realized that the autocompletion give these options: "gnome newt text", but gnome 
and newt cause the same output: 'Ignored bogus setting for --ui'. The bug is the same 
with '--interface' and '-u'.

I updated and reinstalled reportbug, but I couldn't solve the problem. Actually, I'm 
reporting this bug from command line.

Even if the man entry is wrong, and gnome replaces gtk2 option, reportbug should start 
using GUI. So, to conclude, there are two problems: the man entry is incorrect, and the 
reportbug program has a missing GUI.

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

** /home/dact/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "7.1.6"
mode standard
ui text
email "dacasas at uninorte.edu.co"
header "X-Debbugs-CC: dacasas at uninorte.edu.co"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
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                1.4.4
ii  python3-reportbug  7.1.6
pn  python3: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  file                                     1:5.30-1
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                           3.22.11-1
pn  gir1.2-vte-2.91                          <none>
ii  gnupg                                    2.1.18-6
pn  postfix | exim4 | mail-transport-agent   <none>
ii  python3-gi                               3.22.0-2
pn  python3-gi-cairo                         <none>
pn  python3-gtkspellcheck                    <none>
pn  python3-urwid                            <none>
ii  xdg-utils                                1.1.1-1

Versions of packages python3-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                1.4.4
ii  file               1:5.30-1
ii  python3-debian     0.1.30
ii  python3-debianbts  2.6.1
ii  python3-requests   2.12.4-1
pn  python3:any        <none>

python3-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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