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reportbug (6.2.2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- support claws-mail MUA; thanks to David Paleino for the report and patch;
Closes: #532082
* reportbug/
- do a word match when parsing the suite name to get the available versions;
thanks to Yann Dirson for the report; Closes: #642032
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:32:20 +0200
reportbug (6.2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* bin/reportbug
- be more explicit that Ctrl+c on subject menu exit reportbug without
sending any report; thanks to simon for the report; Closes: #640213
- use the bug number for the follow-up address, instead of the Bugreport
instance; thanks to Jan Braun for the report; Closes: #640434
* reportbug/
- fix a crash when generating dependencies tables for long package name;
thanks to Wouter Van Hemel for the report; Closes: #640512
* reportbug/ui/
- fix a crash after the bugs list, when selecting 'y' and then entering the
item number; thanks to Jakub Wilki for the report; Closes: #640196
- fix a crash after the bugs list, when filtering the result set, viewing a
report and then wanting to follow it up; thanks to Michal Suchanek for the
report; Closes: #640518
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 23:07:33 +0200
reportbug (6.2) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- remove release tags; thanks to Kurt Roeckx for the report and to Julien
Cristau for the confirmation; Closes: #613716
* reportbug/
- support "Debian Ports" in apt policy info section; thanks to Aurelien
Jarno for the report and patch; Closes: #638357
- remove the description from the dependencies list, leaving more space for
the useful information (package name and version); thanks to Andreas
Beckmann for the report; Closes: #582218
- insert a greeting note in the bug report body template; thanks to martin f
krafft for the report; Closes: #275660
- expand the bug report body template to include some guiding questions for
less experienced reporters; thanks to Enrico Zini for the report and the
proposed questions; Closes: #321623
* debian/desktop
- remove deprecated 'Application' category + add GenericName; thanks to Pino
Toscano for the report and patch; Closes: #638964
* reportbug/
- ignore if we can't compare the version of a currently installed package;
thanks to Josh Triplett for the report; Closes: #638575
- fix p.d.o parsing, it wasn't able to get new versions (due to changed
format); thanks to Vincent Lefevre for the report; Closes: #630586
* bin/reportbug
- when using --src don't present the menu with possible binary packages (and
also try to be smart and infer the version from the bin pkgs list); thanks
to Vincent Lefevre for the report; Closes: #638616
- don't gather information for "other" packages (like wnpp, ftp.d.o, etc),
so actions like following up on one of their bugs skip that check; thanks
to Adrian Glaubitz for the report; #614366
* reportbug/
- don't force the Envelope-From header to the From value; thanks to
Francesco Poli for the report; Closes: #614880
- if can't write to the selected output file, then don't crash but just
select a temporary file instead; thanks to David A. Parker for the report;
Closes: #617636
- we don't need to create an empty file under /var/tmp in case a smarthost
is used; thanks to Torquil Macdonald Sørensen for the report and support
in debugging; Closes: #570385
* reportbug/ui/
- don't try to decode a unicode string; thanks to Vincent Bernat for the
report; Closes: #638429
- we need to sort also the (partial) bugs list of each section, else the
hierarchy and the global bugs list are misaligned, hence selecting an item
number will get the wrong bug report; thanks to Edward J. Shornock for the
report; Closes: #639577
* reportbug/ + dependeciens
- make get_report() return the Bugreport instance, containing all the bug
information; now the UI does the visualization part, and we just pass
objects around storing the info the UI will extract and display;
implicitly Closes: #571983, #568761
* introduce the new --latest-first cli options to sort the bug reports lists
to show the latest bugs first; thanks to Marcelo Magallon for the bug report
and the idea; Closes: #66917
* reportbug/
- fix buildd.d.o checks after the service changes layout; Closes: #612520
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/
- use a POSIX lexer to parse configuration files so that escaping double
quotes for 'realname' can be parsed correctly; thanks to Paul "TBBle"
Hampson for the report; Closes: #579891
* conf/reportbug.conf, man/reportbug.conf.5
- complete manpage and example config file with all the accepted options
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:15:34 +0200
reportbug (6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- mention that '' pseudo-package is not to be used for alioth;
thanks to Nelson A. de Oliveira for the report; Closes: #631165
- clarify msg for 'other' option in release.d.o special package; thanks to
Niels Thykier for teh report; Closes: #635071
- added to 'serious'
description; thanks to Daniel Dickinson for the report; Closes: #637053
- in ftp.d.o override menu, if section and priority are not changed, allow
to send the bug anyhow, because it's the override file outdated; thanks to
Niels Thykier for the report; Closes: #628769
- get_report(): add headers to the bug messages only if they are preset, fix
a crash; thanks to Andrey Rahmatullin for the report; Closes: #637994
* Use debian-swirl.svg (copied from gnome-icon-theme to avoid the dep) in the
desktop file; thanks to Sérgio Cipolla for the report; Closes: #632383
* bin/reportbug
- at the last menu, saving the report to a file (instead of sending it) now
saves all the emails headers and attachment, not only the report body;
thanks to Ian Zimmerman for the report; Closes: #626656
- ignore mua settings when running for --template; thanks to Jakub Wilk for
the report; Closes: #632377
- more verbose message when we can't find a package; thanks to Lionel Elie
Mamane for the report; Closes: #628463
* reportbug/
- when sending/writing the report fails, output the message in the UI, so
also GTK+ and urwid users can see the failure and where the report is
saved; thanks to Stefan Monnier for the report; Closes: #626930
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/
- automatically select the package for the running kernel if selecting
'kernel' or 'linux-image' packages; thanks to Ben Hutchings for the
report; Closes: #619870
* debian/rules
- fix build* targets
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:13:53 +0200
reportbug (6.0) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- don't try to convert the package to a source one if we are in 'override'
selection of ''; thanks to Luk Claes for the report;
Closes: #620849
* Rename reportbug/ to reportbug/, pre-requisite to use
python-debianbts to access BTS via SOAP
* Remove all old CVS variable snippets
* Use SOAP to retrive bugs information from Debian BTS; Closes: #415801
* Use python-debianbts to interact with the Debian BTS; Closes: #490548
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:33:11 +0200
reportbug (5.1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/ui/
- remove spurious function call in text UI when there are no bug report;
Thanks to Kan-Ru Chen for the report and patch; Closes: #624563
-- Sandro Tosi <> Mon, 02 May 2011 08:52:51 +0200
reportbug (5.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Makefile
- add 'codechecks' target to run tools to check source code
* reportbug/, debian/control
- use new.822 to get information about NEW packages; Closes: #510171
- added python-debian to python-reportbug Depends, needed to parse new.822
* reportbug/
- add support for 'wheezy' tag; thanks to Mehdi Dogguy for the report;
Closes: #623375
- offer 'security' tag also for users with mode >= ADVANCED; thanks to
Moritz Muehlenhoff for the report; Closes: #617605
* reportbug/ui/
- check if there are no reports (or a problem occurred), than don't try to
parse the bugs list; thanks to Erik de Castro Lopo for the report;
Closes: #622338
* reportbug/ + unittests
- the followup information must be an integer: try to convert it or raise an
exception; prevents a crash when following-up to an existing report using
GTK+ UI; thanks to all the reporters; Closes: #619801
* reportbug/
- make the 'xdg-open' existance check be silent also when sh=dash; thanks to
RjY for the report and patch; Closes: #616523
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/, man/reportbug.*
- added a new cli options, --max-attachment-size (also available in the
config file), to limit the size of any attachment (or --body-file) to the
specified value, in byte; thanks to Lionel Elie Mamane for the report and
to Carl Chanet for the initial patch; Closes: #528720
* reportbug/
- filter out packages in "installed ok not-installed" state before trying to
retrieve their information; thanks to all the reporters; Closes: #616455
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes needed)
- removed Conflicts, no more needed (versions are lower than stable)
- removed XB-P-V, it was never useful
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:54:51 +0200
reportbug (5.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:56:39 +0100
reportbug (4.99.0) experimental; urgency=low
* Completely rewritten the unittest suite
* reportbug/
- automatically convert a partial removal from testing in a partial removal
from unstable; thanks to Adam D. Barratt for support while developing the
patch and Russ Allbery for the report; Closes: #597359
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/{,}
- added support for override requests; added support for
'Section' information, reorganized ftp.d.o code to support 'override'
along with normal RM requests; thanks to Emilio Pozuelo Monfort for the
report; Closes: #568980
* reportbug/
- fixed a typo; thanks to Jakub Wilk for the report and patch;
Closes: #599363
- call dpkg with '--print-architecture' option to get the arch; thanks to
Jakub Wilk for the report; Closes: #599362
- commands.getoutput() strips tailing new line, so adding one to
lsb_release_info; thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko for (partial) patch
- pass follow-up information on the correct bugreport() argument, so that
the message is correctly formatter (+unittests to check about that);
thanks to Jakub Wilk for the report; Closes: #533914
- check only if the package is in 'install' selection state, not if it's
completely installed ('half-installed' state is ok), to retrive its
information; thanks to Lionel Elie Mamane for the report; Closes: #579159
* reportbug/, test/
- fix os.uname() call in generic_infofunc() method, also adding unit tests
for it; thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko for report and patch; Closes: #607849
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/ui/
- warn that bug reports are publicly archive (email address included);
thanks to Holger Levsen for the report; Closes: #605892
* reportbug/ui/
- fix a crash in case when the pre-subject text contains '%', that got
interpreted as special sequences; thanks to Mike Miller for the report and
patch; Closes: #594354
- some text is already "wrapped" in the code, so let's recompose it on a
single-line so that GTK+ widgets wrap&fill shows a nice output; thanks to
Éric Araujo for the report; Closes: #564449
* add feature to retrieve a mbox of a bug report and open it in a MUA; thanks
to Josh Triplett for the report and to Rafael Cunha de Almeida for the
patch; Closes: #458735
* bin/reportbug
- don't specify 'ITP' when warning a WNPP bug has lines unchanged from the
template; thanks to Jonas Stein for the report; Closes: #598161
- reworded the request to insert bug report subject; thanks to A. Costa for
the report and proposed text; Closes: #578033
- now also 'recommends' and 'suggests' packages are reported when using
'report-with' control file field; thanks to Mike Hommey fro the report;
Closes: #570939
- decode subject (if present) using the current charset; thanks to Jakub
Wilk for the report; Closes: #539736
- restore the notification of missing files when including attachement, it
was lost when globbing was introduced
- fixed a typo in attachment file detach message; thanks to Bernhard Kuemel
for the report; Closes: #609021
* reportbug/ui/
- after filtering thru bugs, don't ask to choose one when there is only one
bug left; thanks to Braun Gábor for the report; Closes: #600270
* reportbug/ui/
- errors are now reported as a message dialog (no more hidden in the console
behind UI); thanks to Brett Nash for the report; Closes: #488071
* debian/desktop
- updated with Russian translations; thanks to Alexander Sashanov for the
report and patch; Closes: #608889
* man/reportbug.conf.5
- escaped hyphen (to please lintian)
* reportbug/
- if BTS type is not 'debbugs' or 'launchpad', issue a warning and default
to 'debbugs' instead of raising an exception; thanks to Paul Menzel for
the report; Closes: #609423
* extending my copyright information to 2011
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:38:07 +0100
reportbug (4.12.6) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- fix a typo to properly recognize free-exception; thanks to Jakub Wilk for
the report; Closes: #592138
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sat, 07 Aug 2010 22:02:57 +0200
reportbug (4.12.5) unstable; urgency=low
* bin/reportbug
- add a warning we are actually working (and not blocked) when executing bug
script; thanks to Arthur Marsh for the report; Closes: #587952
- clarified that not specifying an SMTP host, the one from Debian will be
used; thanks to Andrei Popescu for the report; Closes: #590306
* reportbug/
- fixed a typo: 'receive'/'received'; thanks to Joey Hess for the report;
Closes: #588198
- properly catch multiple exceptions; thanks to Jakub Wilk for spotting it
* bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1
- support globbing when attachments are allowed (so both command-line args
and sub-menus); thanks to Josh Triplett for the report: Closes: #452648
* doc/README.Users
- clarified the usage terms for
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no changes needed)
-- Sandro Tosi <> Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:15:41 +0200
reportbug (4.12.4) unstable; urgency=low
* man/reportbug.1
- fixed documentation for '--no-tags-menu', wrongly associated to
'--no-bug-script'; thanks to Jakub Wilk for the report; Closes: #584964
* bin/reportbug
- fix the crash when asking for tags menu after editing of bug body; thanks
to Christoph Anton Mitterer for the report; Closes: #586044
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:56:57 +0200
reportbug (4.12.3) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- convert the config file name to UTF-8, avoinding a crash; thanks to Anders
Lagerås for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #578085
* bin/reportbug
- when configuring, show the complete text about SMTP host (part was hidden
if using GTK+ UI); thanks to Elie De Brauwer for the report and patch;
Closes: #583292
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/{,}
- don't present suite tags ('sid', 'lenny', etc) when running in modes lower
than 'advanced'; thanks to Julien Cristau for the report; Closes: #583890
* reportbug/ui/
- ask confirmation to user when closing reportbug using GTK+ UI; thanks to
Matej Zary for the report; Closes: #574843
* checks/
- make it work again, with a dirty trick (import 'utils' before 'debianbts')
* reportbug/
- removed some (commented) cruft for pseudo-packages list
- added 'debian-maintainers' and '' to the
pseudo-packages list
-- Sandro Tosi <> Mon, 07 Jun 2010 20:59:28 +0200
reportbug (4.12.2) unstable; urgency=low
* bin/reportbug
- don't try to map package to source when using --from-buildd, and also
force version set; thanks to Cyril Brulebois for reporting this (on IRC)
and testing preliminary patches
- correctly pass the 'timeout' parameter to 'check_built'; thanks to Daniel
Bolton for the report and to Milan Vancura for the patch; Closes: #580382
* reportbug/
- generate a list of pseudoheaders (without duplicates), so that when
writing them into the report body they are not repeated; thanks to Cyril
Brulebois for the report; Closes: #579597
* reportbug/ui/
- retrieve the 'presubj' keyword argument (passed when we have to show the
presubj file), fixing a crash; thanks to Michael Schmitt for the report;
Closes: #578711
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 12 May 2010 19:21:22 +0200
reportbug (4.12.1) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- only take file name and md5sum from Conffile from dpkg --status; thanks to
all the reporters; Closes: #577986
* reportbug/ui/
- pass 'timeout' to search_bug, needed when filtering bugs; thanks to Matt
Kraai for the report and patch; Closes: #578505
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:59:02 +0200
reportbug (4.12) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- fix description for 'experimental' tag; thanks to Raphael Rigo for the
report; Closes: #575044
- check the available packages (not only the installed ones) when reporting
a wnpp bug; thanks to Filippo Giunchedi for the report; Closes: #565435
* bin/reportbug
- removed the information that an empty subject would stop the report: it
will continue until entered or Ctrl+c; thanks Torquil Macdonald Sørensen
for the report; Closes: #575450
- keep presenting the severity menu until one is selected (prevent a crash
with urwid UI and Cancel button); thanks to Noah Slater for the report;
Closes: #461908
- treat every FTBFS bug (pseudo-severity 'does-not-build') as 'serious' but
adding a note in the Justification pseudo-header if the package was built
successfully in the past; thanks to Alexander Schmehl for the report;
Closes: #390466
- in case of a bug for an undisclosed vulnerability (tagged 'security'),
report it to the private Security Team mailing list instead of to the
public BTS (to coordinate the release of the fix); thanks to Chris
Lawrence for the report and to the Sec Team for review; Closes: #474187
* reportbug/
- clarify that in case no acknowledge is received, then there was an error;
thanks to mpapet for the report; Closes: #575418
* reportbug/ui/
- pass 'buglist' to 'sync_pre_operation' method of 'HandleBTSQueryPage'
class, needed to run querybts; thanks to Andrey Rahmatullin for the
report; Closes: #565283
- new method to correctly wrap the report body: before the text was all on a
single line, now the long lines are wrapped but the paragraph formatting
is preserved; thanks to Witold Baryluk for the report; Closes: #576116
* bin/*, reportbub/*
- add a user-configurable network timeout, adding the CLI option --timeout;
thanks to Miles Bader for the report; Closes: #572316
* man/*, doc/README.Users
- added information about new --timeout CLI option, specifying that some
network error might be due to a too low timeout; thanks to Michal Suchanek
for the report; Closes: #571955
* reportbug/ui/
- encode bug summary lines to avoid crashed when using urwid UI due to
unparsable UTF8 characters; thanks to Stefan Seide for the report;
Closes: #552045
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/
- restore the functionality that includes changed conffile into the bug
report, that went broken log ago; thanks to Håkon Stordahl for the report
and patch; Closes: #503131
* bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1, reportbug/{,}
- added the '--source/--src' command-line option, to report bugs against the
source package instead of the binary one; thanks to Cyril Brulebois for
the report; Closes: #560230
* bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1
- added the '--from-buildd $SRC_$VER' option to make reportbug file the bug
against the source package $SRC for the given $VER version; thanks to
Cyril Brulebois for the report; Closes: #571970
- added the '--no-bug-script' command-line option to not execute the bug
script; thanks to Håkon Stordahl for the report and the (inspiring) patch;
Closes: #511210
- added the '--no-cc-menu' command-line option to not display the menu
asking for additional CCs; part of #428113
- added the '--no-tags-menu' command-line option to not display the menu
asking for tags; thanks to Josh Triplett for the report and Carl Chenet
for the (partial) patch; Closes: #428113
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/ui/, share/presubj
- append a notice to every 'presubj' script shown in UI text that 'q' is
probably the key to press to exit the pager (updating reportbug 'presubj'
script to remove that notice); thanks to Chris Walker for the report;
Closes: #488414
* debian/source/format
- Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (native) format
* debian/source/options
- options to compress the tarball with bzip2 (and max compression)
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:30:48 +0200
reportbug (4.11) unstable; urgency=low
[ Luca Bruno ]
* reportbug/ui/
- rename Forward button to Continue button; thanks to Matijs van Zuijlen for
the report; Closes: #565140
- more selectable labels and use text views for bug replies;
thanks to Éric Araujo for the report; Closes: #564447
- wrap text to be 79 chars width in the editor; thanks to Mark Brown for
the report; Closes: #562878
- fix focus stealing issues; thanks to Eduard Bloch for the report;
Closes: #564418
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* share/presubj
- specified the pager exit key doesn't apply to GTK+ UI; thanks to Éric
Araujo for the report; Closes: 568196
- clarified to not repot bugs against reportbug in case of GTK+ crashes
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/
- identify the pseudo-headers passed on the command-line and don't merge
them in the mail headers, but add them to the bug "standard"
pseudo-headers; thanks to Piotr Engelking for the report; Closes: #552167
- add a very simple check for email validity, to rule out basic cases;
thanks to Cyril Bouthors for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #221548
* doc/README.Users
- document how to add a pseudo-header
* reportbug/
- recognize also files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/, identifying the package they
belong to; thanks to Dan Jacobson for the report; Closes: #230582
- added 'Forwarded' to the list of supported pseudo-header
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/
- use 'draftpath' anytime a temporary file needs to be used; thanks to
Vincent Lefevre for the report; Closes: #564704
* bin/reportbug
- fix spelling error when alerting of attachments drop when spawning a MUA;
thanks to gregor herrmann for the report and patch; Closes: #572894
- in the last menu, if cancelling from selecting a MUA to edit the report,
just go back to the menu and don't crash; thanks to Elie Roux for the
report; Closes: #562853
- don't ask to choose a UI when there is only one choice; thanks to Olaf van
der Spek for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #567501
- remove release critical severities when running in 'novice' mode; thanks
to Steve Langasek for the report; Closes: #295386
- exit if -K/--keyid is specified without a sign method specified (either
--pgp or --gpg); thanks to Jonathan Wiltshire for the report;
Closes: #573558
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/{, ui/}
- reorganized how BTS tags are retrieved and used
- create a get_tags() method to return the tags depending on severity of bug
report (for example, 'security' is available only if severity is RC)
- remove TAGLIST and EXTRA_TAGS, no more used
- update the tags list, including all those supported by BTS, not restricted
to Release Team and meaningfull at report time; thanks to Ido Kanner and
to martin f krafft for the reports; Closes: #286745, #498919, #524511
* reportbug/
- in case of SMTP error when submitting the report, ask to retry or else to
save the report and exit; thanks to Stuart Young for the report;
Closes: #293266
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed)
* debian/NEWS
- remove asterisks from NEWS file, as recommended by dev-ref
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:31:44 +0100
reportbug (4.10.2) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- allow 'Source' as pseudo-header; thanks to Cyril Brulebois for the report;
Closes: #566989
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:51:23 +0100
reportbug (4.10.1) unstable; urgency=low
* bin/reportbug
- import LICENSE from reportbug, so --license won't trigger an error
* reportbug/
- fix broken '--mutt' CLI/config-file option by using a new variable, adding
the 'mutt' 'if' branch, and the 'get_name()' in MUA class; thanks to
Julien Cristau for the report; Closes: #564253
-- Sandro Tosi <> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:56:44 +0100
reportbug (4.10) unstable; urgency=low
* conf/reportbug.conf, man/reportbug.conf.5
- added 'keyid' documentation; thanks to gregor herrmann for the report and
to Carl Chenet for the partial patch; Closes: #558364
* bin/querybts
- use optparse instead of getopt to parse CLI options and arguments;
Closes: #559677
- warn users for options not available in querybts (because they are
reportbug-only); thank to Marc-Jano Knopp, Josh Triplett and Tim Connors
for the reports and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #501285
* reportbug/ui/
- if help option is selected in debconf values inclusion menu, the second
message doesn't contain newline, it's fixed now; thanks to Miroslaw
Zalewski for the report; Closes: #560302
- retrieve the package information from the report using doing a lower-case
check; thanks to Dan Greene for the report; Closes: #562912
- expanded the previous fix to consider either bugs submitted against the
binary (pseudo-header 'Package') or the source (pseudo-header 'Source')
package; thanks to Laurent Fousse for the report; Closes: #559065
* share/presubj
- refer to reportbug.d.o instead of bugs.d.o as SMTP server; thanks to Karl
Goetz for the report and patch; Closes: #561802
* doc/README.{developers, source}
- fix them to be valid reStrucuturedText files; thanks to Jakub Wilk for the
report; Closes: #563051
* debian/{control,rules,source.lintian-overrides}, man/reportbug.ja.1, po4a/*
- removed l10n contents: they were always outdated and just a restrict set
of the languages Debian supports
* man/{querybts.1, reportbug.1}
- removed NOTE about Python's getopt: both tools are now using optparse
module to retrieve CLI parameters
* bin/reportbug
- notify the user that editing the report with a MUA in the last menu will
loose every attachements; thanks to Guido Trotter for the report and to
those that follow it up; Closes: #211808
- add the possibility to specify the X-Debbugs-CC in the menu before report
submission; thanks to Sean Finney, Michael Gilbert and Branden Robinson
for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #349690
- clarified that the saved report to a temporary file can also be recovered
copying the text into a MUA and send the bug from there; thanks to Nelson
A. de Oliveira for the report; Closes: #405093
- don't present configuration if using '-f' cli option; thanks to Ross
Boylan for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #372250
- in case the package bug script exited with a non-0 return code, reportbug
now asks if still reporting or stop; thanks to martin f krafft for the
report; Closes: #382010
* man/reportbug.conf.5
- clarified the configuration files has to be UTF-8 documents; thanks to
Anders Lageras for the report; Closes: #417054
* reportbug/ui/
- when retrieving a string, also show a default text (if preset), useful in
particular with --configure to see the current values for realname and
email; thanks to Andrei Popescu for the report; Closes: #526631
- clarified the menu showing bugs already present, changing the title and
the buttons; thanks to Nick for the report; Closes: #462614
* reportbug/{,}, share/reportbug.el, doc/README.Users,
- MUA handling now done with a OO-style, reworked emacs integration to use
emacsclient to reuse an existing emacs instance (if any); thanks to Dan
Jacobson for the report and Håkon Stordahl for the patch; Closes: #367298
* bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1
- clarified the option -o/--output output the full mail dump (headers and
body) and how to use to report a new bug; thanks to Alan W. Irwin for the
report; Closes: #323483
* doc/HowToReportGoodBugs.txt, debian/doc
- add a document listing some web resources for providing good bug reports;
thanks to martin f krafft for the report; Closes: #446168
* bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1
- introduce the new option '--draftpath' to specify an alternative location
where to save report drafts; thanks to Kokushoku Karasu for the report and
to Carl Chenet for the (partial) patch; Closes: #309273
* bin/reportbug, man/*
- updated all the manpages to reflect the actual cli options accepted by
reportbug and querybts, removing outdated information and also applying
some stylistic changes; Closes: #559678
* debian/control
- added ${misc:Depends} to binary packages
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3, removal or outdated localized contents
and manpages updated of CLI options were needed
* debian/copyright
- update location of `handle_bugscript`
* debian/control, *
- extending my copyright notices to 2010
* debian/pycompat
- removed, not needed
* reportbug/
- release 4.10
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:43:20 +0100
reportbug (4.9) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* debian/rules
- check if versions are in sync only when releasing (allowing for easier
* reportbug/ui/
- replace python-gnome2-extras with python-gtkspell when suggesting what
package to install for spell checking; thanks to David Steiner for the
report; Closes: #551046
- clarified the dialog message that requires installation of additional
packages; thanks to Filipus Klutiero for the report; Closes: #554589
* debian/control
- added a Conflicts on 'debsums (<< 2.0.47)', to properly require the
correct version of debsums; thanks to Flavio Stanchina for the report;
Closes: #552364
* reportbug/ui/
- added missing arguments to handle_bts_query call; thanks to David Bremner
for the report; Closes: #542309
* reportbug/
- don't encode email addresses when print report of mail recipients (after
mail being sent); thanks to Raphaël Hertzog for the report and Carl Chenet
for the patch; Closes: #546914
* bin/querybts
- enable '-u' options, along with '--ui'; thanks to David Bremner for the
report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #542312
* bin/reportbug
- '--template' option forces the 'text' UI (it's only useful with that);
thanks to Johan Kullstam for the report; Closes: #543281
- clarified the message displayed when reporting a bug against an orphaned
packages, requesting to still report the bug if it exists; thanks to Ryan
Niebur for the report; Closes: #544623
* man/reportbug.1
- clarify that if dlocate is installed, the parameters to --filename are
actually regexp; thanks to Dan Jacobson for the report; Closes: #547091
* bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1, reportbug/ui/
- add '-N/--bugreport' option to run reportbug against a bug number (useful
when the bug is already known and want to followup on it); thanks to all
the people requesting it (too many to list) and Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #214103, #223335, #232829, #244763, #363156, #433323, #517989
[ Luca Bruno ]
* reportbug/ui/
- cleaner way of handling the response in error/info dialogs; thanks to
Julian Andres Klode for the report; Closes: #527259
- open a terminal when falling back to text mode if stdout is not available
(usually when run through the menu); thanks to Filipus Klutiero and
Philipp Kern for the reports; Closes: #554504, #543147
- don't show back button as it's not possible to go back;
thanks to all the people reporting the bug; Closes: #532467
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/ui/*
- introduce the can_input() UI method, to know whether the UI is able to
receive input or not; thanks to Sebastian Dalfuß for the report;
Closes: #531803
-- Sandro Tosi <> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 20:12:38 +0100
reportbug (4.8) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* reportbug/
- fix error message in case no package is specified for release.d.o; thanks
to Joachim Breitner for the report; Closes: #545747
* bin/reportbug
- use LC_ALL=C when calling bug scripts (to avoid localized messages);
thanks to Alexander Galanin for the report; Closes: #546276
- pass '--ignore-permissions' to debsums (because it's easier to workaround
problems than fixing them); thanks to Davide Prina for the report;
Closes: #539695
- improved wording of debsums checks preamble; thanks to Jari Aalto for the
report; Closes: #322567
* debian/control
- added version (>= 2.0.47) to depends on debsums, to have the latest
[ Pierre Habouzit ]
* Fix small issues with the binNMU template.
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:56:10 +0200
reportbug (4.7) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* debian/control
- replace python-gnome2-extras with python-gtkspell in Suggests; thanks to
Josselin Mouette for the report; Closes: #541598
* reportbug/ui/
- nomore use writelines() when filtering, but loop over lines then decode an
print one by one; thanks to Jakub Wilk for the report and Carl Chenet for
the patch: Closes: #541791
- correctly call search_bugs() when filtering bugs (now passing package
too); thanks to Vincent Lefevre for the report and Carl Chenet for the
patch: Closes: #541408, #542119
* reportbug/
- 'ldap' and 'no-ldap' options now issue a "Unrecognized token" warning:
LDAP support is gone since years; thanks to martin f krafft for the
report; Closes: #271057
[ Luca Bruno ]
* reportbug/ui/
- wrap words when editing bug reports
- workaround possible GTK+ regression to show the intro page
- fix to menu to always display all menu options
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/ui/*.py
- fallback to text interface if a different UI can't be initialized; thanks
to Colin S. Miller for the report; Closes: #534876
[ Pierre Habouzit ]
* Add support for the pseudo-package.
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:12:16 +0200
reportbug (4.6) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* bin/querybts
- allows to specify multiple bugs number with --mbox; thanks to Trent Buck
for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch: Closes: #427560
* reportbug/
- added support for gnupg-agent with signing emails; thanks to Mathias
Brodala or the report and Carl Chenet for the patch: Closes: #435818
* bin/reportbug
- allow ENTER to exit from file detaching menu (and enforced file checking);
thanks to Rodrigo Campos for report and (partial) patch; Closes: 535789
- do not exit if no subject is entered for new bugs, but keep asking it;
thanks to Olaf van der Spek for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #537449
- do not exit if no subject is entered for additional information, but keep
asking it; thanks to Carl Chenet for the report and patch: Closes: #537624
- configuration asks also if 'smtptls' is needed or not; thanks to Jerome
Reybert for the report; Closes: #538021
- allow to add tags to the bug even in the last menu (right before sending);
thanks to Enrico Zini for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #304006
* bin/querybts, man/querybts.1, reportbug/ui/
- querybts is now able to handle multiple bug numbers, package names or any
mix of them when using --mbox option; thanks to Carl Chenet for the report
and patch; Closes: #535560
- added -b/--buglist option to display a bugs list for the given package;
thanks to Andrew Ferrier for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #222621
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/ui/
- provide a default reply subject ('Re: ' + <original subject>) when
providing additional information to a bug report; thanks to Carl Chenet
for the report and patch; Closes: #537929
* reportbug/ui/
- allow to open a browser with the complete packages' bugs list; thanks to
Eduard Bloch for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #166168
- expand the ~ or any other environment variables in attachment file name;
thanks to Andreas Pakulat, Raúl Sánchez Siles, Emil Nowak for the reports
and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #376810, #414554, #451041
* reportbug/, reportbug/ui/
- if MUA returns an error, notify the user allowing to re-edit the mail
(without loosing the mail); thanks to Raphaël Hertzog for the report and
to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #529251
* reportbug/, debian/control
- use xdg-open instead of sensible-browser to open URLs: it uses the
selected browser in the desktop environment, else it falls back to s-b;
thanks to Alexandre Fournier for the report; Closes: #536873
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:57:03 +0200
reportbug (4.5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* reportbug/
- force to enter the package name and short description while reporting a
wnpp bug; thanks to Sam Morris for the report and to Carl Chenet for the
idea about how to fix it; Closes: #456344
* bin/reportbug
- offer a default value (text) for UI at configuration time; thanks to Carl
Chenet for the report and patch; Closes: #529981
- make clear reportbug can work without smtphost, while proposing
configuration; thanks to Andrei Popescu for the report and to Carl Chenet
for the patch; Closes: #526630
- in case of multiple packages selection, clarified that pressing ENTER only
will exit reportbug; thanks to Carl Chenet for the report and patch;
Closes: #532260
- add possibility to specify a proxy server when '--configure'; thanks to
Chris Chiappa for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #247885
* bin/reportbug, conf/reportbug.conf, debian/control, man/reportbug.*,
po4a/po/*, reportbug/
- removed support for 'af' mail user agent, since it's no more in Debian;
thanks to Carl Chenet for the report and (partial) patch; Closes: #529987
* reportbug/
- improved checks for MUA with commands name different from MUA name; thanks
to Carl Chenet for the report and patch; Closes: #531741
* debian/{compat, control}
- use debhelper 7
* debian/rules
- use dh_prep instead of "dh_clean -k"
- improved clean rule
- removed dh_desktop call (no-op now)
* debian/control
- moved python to b-d (needed for clean) removing python-dev (not needed)
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (no changes needed)
* share/presubj
- clarified to include the reportbug output when reporting bug agains us;
thanks for the suggestion to Reuben Thomas (from #532295)
* reportbug/{, ui/}
- try to decode BTS page as they are parsed, replacing bad UTF-8 character;
this will solve all those UTF-8 conversion problems; thanks to Alexandre
Rossi for the report and patch; Closes: #531911
* debian/copyright
- correctly link to GPL-2 for GPLv2+ licensed files (lintian warning)
[ Luca Bruno ]
* reportbug/ui/
- add get_password() support; thanks to Arian Sanusi for the report;
Closes: #530685
- check whether the progress bar is present or not before dropping it in
the bug page; thanks to Arian Sanusi for the report; Closes: #530686
-- Sandro Tosi <> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 18:14:33 +0200
reportbug (4.4) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/
- enforce mua check; thanks to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #530499
-- Sandro Tosi <> Mon, 25 May 2009 20:09:10 +0200
reportbug (4.3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Luca Bruno ]
* reportbug/ui/
- fix crash when showing menu options; Closes: #526628
- make the textbox containing error information wider
- implement show_report() : it allows querybts to work with gtk2 UI; thanks
to James Vega for the report; Closes: #525762
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* reportbug/
- skip to show the ack message if fails to send the email to all the
recipients; thanks to Cyril Brulebois for the report and to Carl Chenet
for the patch; Closes: #524640
- limit tries to max 3 (1 try + 2 retries) to deliver the message; thanks to
alecs1 for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #489447
* reportbug/, bin/reportbug
- added 'mua_exists' function to check existence of the selected MUA; thanks
to Bernhard R. Link for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #363920
* debian/control
- tight dependency of reportbug package to python-reportbug to be the same
of source version
* bin/reportbug
- display the correct message when saving the report into a file (using the
'-o' option); thanks to Timo Juhani Lindfors for the report and to Carl
Chenet for the patch; Closes: #496083
- added a menu option to detach attachment files; thanks to Michael Beattie
for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #206318
- allow '--debug' to be used with '--kudos'; thanks to Branden Robinson for
the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #152425
* reportbug/
- decode UTF-8 body text to avoid encoding issues; thanks to nathael for the
report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #496210
* doc/README.Users
- added explanation about what modules are needed to let GTK+ UI works;
thanks to Leonardo Meira for the report; Closes: #527994
* po4a/po/fr.po
- proof-read version of French manpage; thanks to Sylvain Cherrier for the
report and patch; Closes: #528956
* bin/reportbug, reportbug/{,}
- include debsums output into bug report; thanks to Michael Biebl for the
report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #458572
- added debsums output also for --template (non interactive) executions
* debian/{control, rules}
- added '--install-layout=deb', to prepare for Python 2.6 introduction,
updating python requirements to >= 2.5; thanks to Kenneth E Drake for the
report and getting back to Debian; Closes: #529660
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sun, 24 May 2009 21:54:21 +0200
reportbug (4.2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbug/
- bump reportbug version
* bin/reportbug
- resolved regression about not being able to select ui from cli, moving the
check for attachments existance out of the ui check code. Now all the
attachment files are checked for existance and it won't exit at the first
missing. Thanks to Michael Meskes, Goncalo Marrafa and Florentin Duneau
for the reports; Closes: #525407, #524857, #526054
- added max number of characters allowed for report subject; thanks to Hong
Jen Yee for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #364626
- decode also email address (previously only realname was) when offering
configuration; thanks to James Vega for the report and to Carl Chenet for
the patch: Closes: #524297
- clarified in the warning message that superseded
master|bugs.d.o as smtphost; also merged the check fo the previous 2
hosts; thanks to Goswin von Brederlow for the report; Closes: #525856
* reportbug/
- fixed a typo in redirecting to /dev/null when calling lsb_release; thanks
to Carl Chenet for the report and patch; Closes: #523684
- handle import of pwd and tempfile in a try..catch, since they are platform
specific, so that there is a minimum of functionalities available even if
those modules are not present; thanks to Ritesh Raj Sarraf for the report
and patch; Closes: #523816
* bin/querybts
- replaced the exit messages, with a less confusing one; thanks to A Costa
for the report and to Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #358555
[ Luca Bruno ]
* reportbug/ui/
- display report message in a dialog at the end, in substitution of pager
and stdout
- forward page when the user hits ENTER either on an entry or a menu
- respect given order in menus
- wrap text in menus and disable the horizontal scrollbar; partially fixes
- ui focus and layout improvements
[ Y Giridhar Appaji Nag ]
* Remove Y Giridhar Appaji Nag from Uploaders
-- Sandro Tosi <> Fri, 01 May 2009 19:22:23 +0200
reportbug (4.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbug/
- bump version
* debian/{desktop, dirs, rules}
- install desktop file; thanks to Fabian Greffrath for the report and file;
Closes: #521186
* debian/rules
- cleanup
* debian/{extract_version, rules}
- parse changelog version removing any '+.*' part (to allow rebuild with
binNMU version style); thanks to Daniel Schepler for the report;
Closes: #522010
* reportbug/ui/
- exit (with error) in case of locale not available; thanks Nico Schottelius
for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #512506
* bin/reportbug
- check if all the files passed on the CLI are present, if not quitting;
thanks to Jari Aalto for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch;
Closes: #445443
* reportbug/
- correctly recognize the CPUs number on Alpha systems; thanks to Juhana
Helovuo for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #512675
* reportbug/
- better handling of file with UTF8 name, using subprocess.Popen; thanks to
Sam Morris for the report and Carl Chenet for the patch; Closes: #491869
[ Luca Bruno ]
* bin/reportbug
- fix default when choosing for realname and email at configuration time
- offer interface configuration on explicit configuration or when no
interface is being specified (the used interface is set as default)
- specify whether the get_string result can be empty or not
* reportbug/
- use ui proper functions instead of ewrite; thanks to Jan Hauke Rahm for
the report; Closes: #521113
* reportbug/
- stronger check when opening files, so that it won't crash if files can't
be read; thanks to Carl Chenet for the report and patch; Closes: #521496
* reportbug/ui/
- added VTE to handle bugscripts and mutt
- support for spell checking in the bug report editor
- fix display_failure handling
- make BTS query tree columns sortable
- ui layout improvements
* reportbug/ui/
- fix default severity (to normal) in non-multiple menus; Closes: #496969
* debian/control
- added suggests for python-vte and python-gnome2-extras (for spell check)
* debian/copyright, reportbug/ui/
- bump copyright years
* man/{querybts.1, reportbug.1, reportbug.conf.5}, conf/reportbug.conf
- update frontends list, removing newt; thanks to Raphaël Hertzog for the
report; Closes: #522290
* bin/querybts
- do not try to import newt ui as default ui, since it's removed now; use
text ui instead
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:33:23 +0200
reportbug (4.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Uploading to unstable, since Lenny has been released
* reportbug/
- updated version number
* conf/reportbug.conf, debian/rules
- moved reportbug.conf to conf/ dir
* share/{handle_bugscript, presubj, reportbug.el, script},
- moved files installed in /usr/share/... into share/ to clean up top level
* reportbug/, test/
- removed reportbug/, partially merget into
* bin/*, reportbug/*, reportbug/ui/*, debian/copyright
- updated copyright information, in particular adding me
* reportbug/
- added a timeout of 1 minute for url retrieving; thanks to Michal Suchanek
for the report; Closes: 516449
* debian/{control, rules}
- switch from python-central to python-support
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes needed)
- updated Vcs-* fields, we are now using Git
- removed 'DM-Upload-Allowed' flag, we are all DDs now
* bin/reportbug
- clarified that '<host>:<port>' is the way to specify and alternative port;
thanks to Apelete Seketeli for the report; Closes: #519452
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:43:07 +0100
reportbug (3.99.1) experimental; urgency=low
* reportbug/
- updated version number
* reportbug/ui/{,}, test/
- removed newt UI, since unused, broken, unmaintained
* bin/reportbug
- call the correct method for sign a message; thanks to Chris Taylor for the
report; Closes: #503425
* reportbug/
- get_email_addr is from utils, fixed the import and the instruction
* bin/querybts
- replaced 'ewrite' (since not defined) with 'print'; thanks to Jiří
Paleček for the report and Luca Bruno for the patch; Closes: #492908
* reportbug/
- added '' pseudo package
* reportbug/, bin/reportbug
- removed 'kernel' and 'linux-image' pseudo packages, since now 'linux-2.6'
source package is to be used, adding a warning and replacing those old
packages with 'linux-2.6' automatically; thanks to Moritz Muehlenhoff for
the report; Closes: #510690
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:10:48 +0100
reportbug (3.99.0) experimental; urgency=low
[ Chris Lawrence ]
* Split off python-reportbug into a separate package.
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* Split off python-reportbug into a separate package
- bin/reportbug
+ fixed VERSION and COPYRIGHT import
+ hacked the way to identify working ui
+ remove module name from some methods call, since we import selectively
some methods only
+ added reportbug.ui to packages to install UI files
- bin/querybts
+ hacked the way to identify working ui
- reportbug/ui/{,}
+ replaced relative imports with absolute ones
+ removed reportbug.utils import to avoid circular import (and because
it's not needed)
- reportbug/ui/{,,}
+ renamed to <file> because from <file>.py you cannot import <file>
(urwid UI had this problem)
- reportbug/{,}, bin/{querybts,reportbug}
+ fixed for ui file rename
- reportbug/{,ui/}
+ moved UIs list to ui.__init__, where it belongs; Closes: #497024
- bin/{querybts,reportbug}
- changed for new UIs list location
* reportbug/
- added and debian-i18n pseudo-packages
* man/{querybts.1,reportbug.1,reportbug.conf.5}
- added UI information; thanks to Luca Bruno's patch
* checks/
- updated location of canonical pseudo-packages list from ftpmaster to
bugs.d.o; thanks to Josip Rodin for the patch; Closes: #498663
* doc/README.*, debian/docs
- moved README.* files under doc/ dir
- updated
* debian/control
- updated my email address
* debian/source.lintian-overrides
- added to override the warning about po4a wrong build-dep (we need it
because it's used in clean debian/rules target)
* Added GTK+ UI
[ Luca Bruno ]
- reportbug/ui/
+ GTK+ interface
[ Sandro Tosi ]
- debian/control
+ added python-gtk2 to suggests
- debian/copyright
+ added gtk2 ui copyright
- debian/{control.greportbug,}
+ removed since no more needed
- debian/menu
+ added entry for GTK+ ui
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:04:28 +0200
reportbug (3.48) unstable; urgency=low
[ Don Armstrong ]
* Patch to use MX instead of; in the same
change, we set port to 587 for reportbug.d.o to avoid ISP filtering 25 port;
Closes: #508659
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* debian/NEWS
- added an entry to explain the changes in this version
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sun, 14 Dec 2008 15:39:20 +0100
reportbug (3.47) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbuglib/
- added filter for bugs reports, removing all the additional info not
needed; thanks to Ryo Igarashi for the report; Closes: #504424
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 16:28:40 +0100
reportbug (3.46) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control
- updated my email address
* reportbuglib/
- convert BTS output from UTF-8 to local encoding; thanks to Mark Hobley,
Gregor Herrmann and Klaus Ethgen for the bug reports and to Vincent
Fourmond for the patch; Closes: #497641, #496159, #504005
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 12:54:33 +0100
reportbug (3.45) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbuglib/
- added get_password function; thanks to Torsten Wiebke and Jan Muszynski
for the reports; Closes: #494509, #491328
* reportbuglib/
- added removal of cruft from BTS parsed page; thanks to Davide Prina, Dan
Greene and Paul Menzel for the reports; Closes: #494545, #495018, #495050
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sat, 16 Aug 2008 15:20:38 +0200
reportbug (3.44) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Chris Lawrence ]
* reportbug
+ Yet another character set issue fix. (Closes: #492240)
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* debian/control
- changed build-dep-indep from python-dev to python
- bump required Python version to >= 2.5; thanks to Gilles Sadowski for
the report; Closes: #492490 (RC bug, hence urgency set to medium)
-- Sandro Tosi <> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 19:17:44 +0200
reportbug (3.43) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ben Finney ]
* reportbuglib/
+ Ensure 'spawn_editor' is available for 'urwid' interface
(closes: #488928).
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* reportbuglib/, reportbug
- reports status of suggested packages; thanks to Ari Pollak for the
report; Closes: #441056
* reportbug
- fixed packages list generation for a file search if run not in a tty (or
via --template); thanks to Dan Jacobson for the report; Closes: #489515
- for serious bugs, clearly states that "unknown" section downgrades to
normal; thanks to Michael Meskes for the report; Closes: #362947
- --template now includes "Package-specific info"; thanks to Marc Haber
for the report; Closes: #396899
* reportbuglib/
- show system information only if the bug is not against wnpp; thanks to
Francois Marier for the report; Closes: #448806
- reinforce that RM bugs for testing are for testing only; thanks to
Adeodato Simó for the report; Closes: #491013
* README.Users
- added how to usertag a bug at submit-time
- removed CVS location (outdated and now supported with Vcs-Svn in
- removed item for migration to python-btsutils, filed a bug instead:
* debian/copyright
- shortened Format-Specification, removing the GET parameter on the URL
(lintian warning)
-- Sandro Tosi <> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:19:34 +0200
reportbug (3.42) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* debian/control
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes needed)
* checks/
- updated ftp-master url (previous was on brz, but ftp-master moved to
git and there is no web file access)
* reportbug
- do not ask for additional tags if the user is filing a bug against; thanks to Bernd Zeimetz for the report; Closes: #486753
- all fields of ITP bugs must contain valid data and not template lines;
thanks to Adeodato Simó for the bug report; Closes: #293361
* README.Users
- added to contain suggestions or some info helpful to users
* checks/
- updated due to new reportbuglib format
[ Sandro Tosi, Ben Finney ]
* reportbug
- Changed shebang to Debian standard "/usr/bin/python", removing "-S"
parameter. Now urwid is imported; thanks to Neil Mayhew for the hint.
(Closes: #484534)
[ Ben Finney ]
* reportbug
* querybts
* script
- Standardise all Python programs to same shebang line as per Debian
Python policy §1.3.2.
* checks/
- Remove shebang line from non-executable modules.
* Tidy up imports.
- reportbug, querybts, *.py
- Remove redundant imports.
- Import names explicitly.
- Use '__import__' for importing dynamically-named modules,
instead of 'exec' + 'eval'.
- Don't munge sys.path unnecessarily.
- test/*.py
- Ensure programs and modules don't cause ImportError.
* Move library modules to new 'reportbuglib' Python package.
* debian/rules
- Install library modules from current location.
-- Sandro Tosi <> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 00:39:27 +0200
reportbug (3.41) unstable; urgency=high
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* Security bugfix release, hence urgency is set to high
* querybts,
- os.curdir is not added to sys.path anymore, thanks to Thomas Arendsen
Hein <> for the report; Fixes: CVE-2008-2230;
Closes: #484311
[ Chris Lawrence ]
* debian/control
- Added self to Uploaders
- Set Maintainer to new list on alioth.
[ Y Giridhar Appaji Nag ]
- Remove kde, ximian (and helixcode) and mandriva, they use bugzilla
- Remove grml, they use roundup
* --body-file doesn't allow preview of report, don't suggest using it with
saved files. Thanks Shai Berger <> for the bug report
(Closes: #484245)
* remove calls to sys.path.append('/usr/share/reportbug') from reportbug
-- Sandro Tosi <> Wed, 04 Jun 2008 18:07:23 +0200
reportbug (3.40) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi ]
* debian/control
- added Giridhar and me to Uploaders
- added "DM-Upload-Allowed: yes"
- bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3
- moved python-central to Build-Depends-Indep and version bump to >= 0.5.14
- updated Conflicts with python-central version lower than 0.5.13 (Closes:
- added Vcs-{Svn,Browser} fields
- added Homepage field
* debian/copyright
- clear separation of author, copyright and license notices
* debian/menu
- section updated to "Applications/System/Administration"
* debian/rules
- removed export DH_COMPAT
- now using binary-indep since it's and arch: all package
- doesn't remove 'test' dir anymore, since now it's used for unittests
* debian/compat
- added with value = 5
* reportbug.conf.5, po4a/add_fr/{reportbug.add,querybts.add}
- escaped minus sign to be an hyphen
* reportbug.ja.1
- fixed some formatting errors
- added '' pseudo-package, Giridhar's patch (Closes: #478414)
- removed Gnome BTS from bugs forward; Giridhar's patch (Closes: #439351)
- removed [cruft-report] option from RM template;
Giridhar's patch (Closes: #474970)
- reintroduced 'kernel' pseudo-package, but just to fall back to
'linux-image' (Closes: #423197)
- added '', '' and 'spam' pseudo-packages
- uses dpkg when dlocate can't find the package's file (Closes: #429824,
#422369, #322983, #408834)
* reportbug.el
- applied patch to let Gnus work; thanks to Håkon Stordahl for it (Closes:
* reportbug
- explained how to reuse a saved file (generated by not submitting a bug
report); (Closes: #328531)
- (get_other_package_name) even if 'kernel' pseudo-package is chosen, we
will default on 'linux-image'
- cleared that the summary will be used for bug subject; thanks to Bart
Massey <> for the report (Closes: #426942)
* reportbug.1
- fixed a little typo in "-i FILE, --include=FILE" options, as suggested
in #328531
- reordered "REPORTBUGEMAIL, DEBEMAIL, EMAIL" to match selection order;
thanks to Jari Aalto <> for report and (partial)
patch; (Closes: #472296)
* checks/
- added to compare local pseudo-packages list with the one on ftp-master
* Makefile
- added "checks" target to run scripts under "checks/" dir
[ Ben Finney ]
* Makefile, */
- Begin a modular makefile structure for package development and build
* test/*
- Begin unit test suite
- Add make target so 'make test' runs the unit test suite
* debian/control
- Build-Depends-Indep on 'python-nose' for the unit test suite
* debian/copyright
- Convert to machine-parseable format.
* README.developers
- Describe new unit test suite capabilities
- Describe new makefile targets 'test', 'test-continuous', 'coverage',
'pyflakes', 'pylint'
* reportbug
- Remove ancient workaround for 'import site' (originally introduced
for bug #290043), no longer needed in any supported Python version.
- Clean up temp file always during mail message generation
(closes: #340560).
- Put ITP template in named module attribute for access elsewhere.
[ Y Giridhar Appaji Nag ]
* Use singular they instead of he/she. Thanks Adeodato Simó
<> (Closes: #458356)
* Add security-tracker to the list of pseudo-packages, re-org the list to be
in alphabetical order (like it was earlier).
* Updated French manpage, thanks Sylvain Cherrier <>
(Closes: #481775)
* Specified local path for GPL license
* Change help text for 'q' and 'n' in the final step after exiting the
editor. Retain both options in the interest of making minimal changes to
existing UI (Closes: #483063)
* Specified the license for files under checks/ dir
-- Sandro Tosi <> Tue, 27 May 2008 23:41:21 +0200
reportbug (3.39-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload
* Add templates for removal (RM) requests (Closes: #459333)
* Add a -P option to allow setting pseudo-headers, useful for setting
usertags. Thanks Lucas Nussbaum <> for the patch
(Closes: #445144)
* Raise an error and indicate to the user in case of any network errors
(Closes: #302103)
* CC: when a security issue is
reported (Closes: #448874)
* Indicate that in mode > standard incoming and NEW are also checked with
--check-available (Closes: #450523, #447380)
-- Y Giridhar Appaji Nag <> Sat, 22 Mar 2008 15:33:23 +0530
reportbug (3.39) unstable; urgency=low
* Add man page for reportbug.conf, thanks to Y Giridhar Appaji Nag.
(Closes: #437473)
* Cope (hopefully) with non-ASCII realnames in .reportbugrc when
reportbug --help is invoked. (Closes: #434011, #432505)
* Get rid of duplicate listings for uninstalled packages due to multiple
appearances in the available file. (Closes: #424433, 427660)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:40:08 -0500
reportbug (3.38) unstable; urgency=low
* Use apt-cache showsrc and apt-cache show to eliminate churns of the
available database. (Closes: #414487)
* Another Unicode cleanup in offer_configuration(). (Closes: #421613)
* Conflict with broken version of python-central. (Closes: #418166)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 11 May 2007 21:00:36 -0500
reportbug (3.37) unstable; urgency=low
* More Unicode cleanups (Closes: #420038)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:21:39 -0500
reportbug (3.36) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix urwid select_multiple() call to return an empty list when cancel
is selected. (Closes: #418411)
* Allow submitting additional information in queryonly mode.
(Closes: #265014)
* Clear the pipe from apt-cache dumpavail before shutting it down.
(Closes: #418209)
* Don't crash when in newt UI and browsing bugs that are fixed.
(Closes: #419275)
* Update display_message() for Urwid 0.9.8; conflict with previous
versions which will no longer work. (Closes: #419469)
* Remove os.curdir from sys.path. (Closes: #419466)
* Unicode cleanups with wnpp Owner: header handling. (Closes: #407122)
* Update the pseudo-packages list. (Closes: #418759). Note that reportbug
uses 'linux-image' instead of 'kernel' since the former will resolve using
virtual packages to the user's installed kernel (or a choice thereof),
providing more accurate reports than simply falling into the 'kernel'
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:19:16 -0500
reportbug (3.35) unstable; urgency=low
* Include # of cores for SMP kernels in system information section.
(Closes: #417383)
* More dumpavail cleanups. (Closes: #418209)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:14:49 -0500
reportbug (3.34.2) unstable; urgency=high
* Test if the realname is a str or unicode before trying to decode it.
(Closes: #416883)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 31 Mar 2007 21:25:05 -0500
reportbug (3.34.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Decode non-ASCII characters in .reportbugrc rather than trying to
encode them. (Closes: #416518)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 28 Mar 2007 11:11:46 -0500
reportbug (3.34) unstable; urgency=low
* The "why can't I make Python assume the user is sane and using UTF-8
instead of 7-bit ASCII" release?
* Fix check for nonexistent/bogus package names. (Closes: #407587)
* Avoid crash with Unicode maintainer names. (Closes: #409445)
* Avoid crash with Unicode crap in debconf output. (Closes: #386659)
* Fiddle with more Unicode crap in hopes of avoiding crashes.
(Closes: #407133)
* Use fancy iterator to avoid caching apt-cache dumpavail and the status
database. Downside: more disk thrashing. Upside: less memory used.
(Closes: #404249)
* Urwid UI patches: fix wide buttons and add question marks to yes/no
prompts. Thanks to Rafael Laboissiere. (Closes: #415339, #415340)
* Kudos go to directly if smtphost is set to; we also send all kudos to package@p.d.o.
(Closes: #412766)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 19 Mar 2007 17:14:06 -0500
reportbug (3.33) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix French translation of man page. (Closes: #404900)
* Use text interface password input in urwid interface.
(Closes: #398420)
* Disable mouse reporting in urwid interface. (Closes: #390465, #394477)
* Don't check available version for configured but not installed packages.
(Closes: #406150)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 14 Jan 2007 14:48:28 -0600
reportbug (3.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove recommendations of python-{cjkcodecs,iconvcodec}.
(Closes: #401870)
* Encode unicode strings before output in text interface's ewrite()
function. (Closes: #404165)
* More unicode fixups. (Closes: #397357, #403385)
* Fix typo in help message. (Closes: #397983)
* Bail out immediately if no subject specified in a followup.
(Closes: #403668)
* Update French man page. (Closes: #400276)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 23 Dec 2006 00:44:51 -0600
reportbug (3.31) unstable; urgency=low
* Add po4a support for translating man pages. (Closes: #392458)
* More ehlo/helo madness.
* Change default for get_string() in the urwid interface to ''.
(Closes: #392608)
* Add BIG CAPS WARNINGS to the reportbug presubj about the new default
behavior of exim4. (Closes: #392609)
* Warn user that email addresses may be harvested by spambots in
* Remove bogus documentation that '-v' == '--version' in reportbug(1).
(Closes: #397204)
* Don't crash if package-specific info is non-UTF-8.
(Closes: #393657, #397206)
* Suggest python-urwid. (Closes: #394579)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 5 Nov 2006 17:31:45 -0600
reportbug (3.30) unstable; urgency=low
* Put bugs that are fixed in subsequent releases at the top of the bug
browser; this should hopefully reduce the incidence of duplicate
reports. (Note that some bugs that are closed may appear at the top
due to known problems in debbugs.)
* Don't allow tab-expansion of the realname in offer_configuration(); this
should resolve the encoding issues that some people have been bumping
* When some recipients are refused, inform the user and dump the report
in a temporary file. (Closes: #387691)
* Bypass vi nag when $EDITOR is set. (Closes: #388437)
* Add an extra EHLO when doing STARTTLS, since (contrary to the smtplib
documentation) smtplib seems to need it. (Closes: #3226523)
* Fix crash when bugtitle lacks a colon. (Closes: #389259)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:16:38 -0500
reportbug (3.29.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix missing parenthesis in offer_configuration. (Closes: #386737)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:53:12 -0500
reportbug (3.29.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixup handling of "any_ok" dialogs in urwid interface.
(Closes: #385810)
* Handle non-ASCII encodings better in offer_configuration().
(Closes: #385597)
* Also handle them better when dealing with the editor.
(Closes: #386463)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 3 Sep 2006 19:21:48 -0500
reportbug (3.29.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix crash when the maintainer field is unavailable. (Closes: #384778)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 26 Aug 2006 11:37:17 -0500
reportbug (3.29.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fallback gracefully when the selected UI can't be imported.
(Closes: #384648)
* Fix split in reportbug_ui_urwid. (Closes: #384617)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 25 Aug 2006 21:05:19 -0500
reportbug (3.29.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix crashes when maintainer name is UTF-8 encoded.
(Closes: #384423, #384547)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 24 Aug 2006 20:17:42 -0500
reportbug (3.29) unstable; urgency=low
* Send the version header in BTS queries.
* Include version in which closed bugs were fixed in the bug listing.
* Handle bug reports that don't exist (like #2). (Closes: #376245)
* Fix ewrite() failure when % in message but no arguments.
(Closes: #384167)
* Improvements to character set handling: available and status
information are assumed to be in UTF-8; avoid crashes with weird
characters in realname. (Closes: #337276)
* If an Origin header is detected, ensure that the proper system
information is looked up for filing the bug report. (Closes: #341618)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:45:04 -0500
reportbug (3.28) unstable; urgency=low
* Actually search sys.path for available UIs. (Closes: #383665)
* The urwid interface is mostly functional in this release; feel free
to test it.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 18 Aug 2006 17:02:08 -0500
reportbug (3.27) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix string formatting bug in the SMTP username prompt in
offer_configuration(). (Closes: #383583)
* Ask the user if the bug still exists in that version to avoid
automatically reopening reports. (Closes: #383503)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:04:23 -0500
reportbug (3.26) unstable; urgency=medium
* The "don't be more clever than the patch-writer" release.
* Instead of importing uis, search sys.path for them.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 16 Aug 2006 21:14:39 -0500
reportbug (3.25) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove superfluous postinst and prerm scripts; python-central takes
care of this now. (Closes: #383024)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:41:47 -0500
reportbug (3.24) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply updated patch from Phillip Kern to work with the GNOME interface
(which should appear in experimental soon).
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 13 Aug 2006 10:17:27 -0500
reportbug (3.23) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix reportbug_ui_text.get_multiline(). (Closes: #382486)
* Document that handling scripts must use #!/bin/bash to use getkey and
yesno--this has always been the case since the days of bug, but never was
documented anywhere. (Closes: #294954)
* Document pseudo-packages (and how to see the list recognized by
reportbug) in reportbug(1). (Closes: #379919)
* Request a version number if reporting a bug against a source package.
(Closes: #330339)
* Call ehlo() after starttls(), as the smtplib documentation says we should.
(Closes: #322523)
* If a smtphost is specified in offer_configuration, ask for smtpuser.
(Closes: #295997)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 11 Aug 2006 18:16:50 -0500
reportbug (3.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply patches from Philipp Kern to provide better hooks for the GNOME
* Update for Python transition. (Closes: #380934)
* Now works with Python 2.4. (Closes: #341974)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 9 Aug 2006 21:36:43 -0500
reportbug (3.21.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix SMTP retry code not to loop forever. (Closes: #371095)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 7 Jun 2006 12:54:04 -0400
reportbug (3.21.1) unstable; urgency=low
* The "test patches before releasing" release.
* Fix SMTP retry code to actually work. (Closes: #370593)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 5 Jun 2006 20:33:43 -0400
reportbug (3.21) unstable; urgency=low
* Parse the NEW queue for new packages; patch from Bastian Kleineidam.
(Closes: #370443)
* Avoid metapackage bug reporting crash. (Closes: #345699, #345402)
* Retry if SMTP password fails; patch from Adam Porter.
(Closes: #318787)
* Improve "Kernel" line on kFreeBSD, Hurd. (Closes: #264042)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:57:00 -0400
reportbug (3.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove the experimental tag. (Closes: #360662)
* Autotagging experimental is thus silly. (Closes: #229579)
* Fix spelling of "overridden" in reportbug(1). (Closes: #360839)
* Fix matching of "i386" to architectures in
(Closes: #361359, #361641)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 9 Apr 2006 12:34:44 -0400
reportbug (3.19) unstable; urgency=low
* Include --tag=patch example in man page. (Closes: #355821)
* Include programming language in WNPP template. (Closes: #328415)
* Fix to actually work; it's been broken for a while,
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 2 Apr 2006 01:15:42 -0500
reportbug (3.18) unstable; urgency=high
* The "take this job and shove it" release.
* Update smtphost setting for bug reporting. reportbug now generates
.reportbugrc files with '' as the smtphost, and noisily
overrides any '' settings it sees. (Closes: #338900)
* s/kernel-image/linux-image/ (Closes: #336871)
* Generate a Message-ID for every message sent by reportbug.
(Closes: #341325)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 29 Nov 2005 23:29:24 -0500
reportbug (3.17) unstable; urgency=low
* Validate package names. Patch from Brett Smith. (Closes: #325356)
* Update parsing of BTS summary pages to omit "Summary" and "Options"
headers. (Closes: #325024, #324660)
* Add security tag to critical/grave reports with security justifications,
and X-Debbugs-CC security-tagged reports to
(Closes: #323374)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 27 Aug 2005 22:38:17 -0400
reportbug (3.16) unstable; urgency=low
* The "widows and orphans" release (aka hopefully the last release
before I start hacking on reportbug 4).
* Use mbox format when accessing the Debian BTS. This will hopefully
avoid breakage due to presentation changes--at least for report pages;
summary pages are a different story. (Closes: #322720 et al.)
You will now see relevant mails to the control@b.d.o address too.
* Don't store realname/email unless non-default on config run.
(Closes: #324341)
* Fix typo in orphaned-package message. (Closes: #324006, #323070)
* Fix WNPP reporting for orphaning packages. (Closes: #323801)
* vi nag now includes how to disable it. (Closes: #322852)
* Better handling for the case where $HOME doesn't exist during a
config run. (Closes: #323595)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 22 Aug 2005 01:57:31 -0400
reportbug (3.15) unstable; urgency=low
* Initialize recommends, so -V works again. (Closes: #314715)
* Improve wording of part of README.developers. (Closes: #313418)
* Don't execute bug scripts if --template is specified, since they may
be interactive. (Closes: #314695)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 19 Jun 2005 22:32:54 -0500
reportbug (3.14) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix package-status inclusion. (Closes: #313421)
* Recognize Ubuntu-origin entries in apt-cache policy output.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 16 Jun 2005 16:42:21 -0500
reportbug (3.13) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix redirects in urlutils under Python 2.4. (Closes: #309671)
* Really quit when using 'q' at editor prompt. (Closes: #299425, #313516)
* Skip vi nag if in template mode. (Closes: #309717)
* Fix grammar in "specify bug by number" message in querybts.
(Closes: #310723)
* Fix crash when bug control file contains both submit-as and
report-with lines. (Closes: #313403)
* Include status for recommended packages as well. (Closes: #310856)
* Add support for including status of packages that aren't dependencies.
(Closes: #313421)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:47:22 -0500
reportbug (3.12) unstable; urgency=low
* Really install French man page. (Closes: #297998)
* Add Japanese man page, from Ippei Tamura. (Closes: #306955)
* Fix typo in querybts man page. (Closes: #306370)
* Include /bin/sh symlink's target. (Closes: #296421)
* Send presubj messages through the pager. (Closes: #294697)
* Add upgrade-reports pseudo package. (Closes: #294822)
* Add 'q' to the editor prompt. (Closes: #299425)
* Use dlocate if available instead of dpkg --search. (Closes: #289228)
* Nag novice users if they use vi. (Closes: #299172)
* When calling an MTA, separate addresses with spaces rather than
commas. (Closes: #308293, #308543)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 10 May 2005 17:24:01 -0500
reportbug (3.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix UnboundLocalError introduced in fix for 306343. (Closes: #306518)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 27 Apr 2005 01:37:00 -0500
reportbug (3.10) unstable; urgency=low
* Suppress package-provided information if --no-config-files is
specified. (Closes: #306343)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 25 Apr 2005 22:33:24 -0500
reportbug (3.9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Respect Bccs when using MTAs and MUAs; note that broken MUAs may fail
to suppress the Bcc field when they send, and that's not my
problem--blame the MUA author. However, this code works around broken
MTAs. Note that smtphost behavior was correct in 3.8.
(Closes: #298919, #297452)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 20 Mar 2005 18:10:35 -0600
reportbug (3.8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Create .reportbugrc with mode 600. (Closes: #295407)
* Drop references to bug(1) from man page. (Closes: #293188)
* Don't send Bcc field in messages to any external programs.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:50:53 -0600
reportbug (3.7.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Import sys call was forgotten in fix for #292340.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 27 Jan 2005 08:01:06 -0600
reportbug (3.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Actually exit when user decides to abort after network connection is
not detected. (Closes: #292348)
* Better error message (than traceback) when user supplies invalid
$http_proxy. (Closes: #292340)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 26 Jan 2005 19:58:59 -0600
reportbug (3.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for owner tags in WNPP bugs. (Closes: #288268)
* Trap IOError in call to pager. (Closes: #289331)
* Always issue presubj message, even if -s specified. (Closes: #289516)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 19 Jan 2005 22:56:02 -0600
reportbug (3.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix line endings in reportbug.conf inclusion code.
* Allow reporting bugs on dummy/dependency packages with single
dependencies in advanced and expert modes. (Closes: #286159)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 17 Dec 2004 22:00:56 -0600
reportbug (3.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Parse 'lsb_release -si' to decide what BTS to use if nothing else fits;
any Origin or Bugs information in the control file will be obeyed first.
(This should be the final bit needed for transparent Ubuntu support.)
* Fix options.bts bug introduced in fixing #283035. (Closes: #284811)
* reportbug.conf was fixed in 3.3. (Closes: #284692)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 8 Dec 2004 19:38:17 -0600
reportbug (3.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct option name for SMTP password in reportbug.conf.
(Closes: #284277)
* Omit smtppasswd value from reportbug.conf included in bug reports
filed against reportbug. (Closes: #284391)
* Check attachments at prompt for readability and "fileness".
(Closes: #284528, #283148)
* Update patter to indicate that bug acks may take longer than a "few
minutes" to appear. (Closes: #283644)
* Add French manual page. (Closes: #281505)
* Add support for 'reportbug other'. (Closes: #283035)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 7 Dec 2004 05:41:55 -0600
reportbug (3.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply patch from Ian Wienand to improve the failure mode when an
attachment can't be included in the outgoing message.
(Closes: #226729, #265112)
* Fix another corner case where version numbers were being assumed for
uninstalled packages (although I can't completely confirm it fixes the
problem reported since the submitter foolishly removed the name of the
package that he had a problem with from his report).
(Closes: #279917)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 8 Nov 2004 02:22:05 -0600
reportbug (3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Trap message send failure in the pipe.write() call. (Closes: #277870)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 24 Oct 2004 13:37:40 -0500
reportbug (3.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply locale information patch from Adeodato Simo. (Closes: #277445)
* Prompt again for package version of uninstalled packages; this was an
unintentional bug. (Closes: #276961)
* Clarify that the filter option is also a search option in the help.
(Closes: #277745)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 22 Oct 2004 06:18:29 -0500
reportbug (2.99.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Initialize src_name. (Closes: #276260)
* Use from address instead of to address when calling sendmail -f.
(Closes: #275925)
* Fix package/filename search bug. (Closes: #275677, #276222)
* Show the NEWBIELINE in standard mode. (Closes: #275695)
* Revise SMTP server prompt yet again. (Closes: #275576)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:44:59 -0500
reportbug (2.99.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Use source package name to query BTS when querying on source.
(Closes: #273209)
* Ensure shell parameters are escaped by calling commands.mkarg().
(Closes: #272897)
* Search for "all" architecture in addition to machine architecture at Thanks to Wolfgang Rohdewald for the patch.
(Closes: #274189, #271552)
* Document SMTP options in reportbug.conf. (Closes: #274280)
* Don't check if options.bts is set to something
other than "debian".
* Incorporate applicable changes in 2.62ubuntu1 to this tree.
(Main advantage: --bts=ubuntu works now. If someone will kindly tell
me an easy way to tell a Ubuntu system from a Debian one, I will
incorporate code to eliminate the need for the forked package. Same
goes for any other Debian fork, BTW...)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 1 Oct 2004 03:23:05 -0500
reportbug (2.99.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add "paranoid" mode; shows the exact message that will be sent via
SMTP before it happens. Also include a bit more chatter to clarify
how messages are being sent. (Closes: #272306)
* Include additional arguments in BTS query string to suppress the
headers and footers, in case a proxy (e.g. Privoxy) rewrites the
User-Agent header. (Closes: #226491)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 19 Sep 2004 19:46:37 -0500
reportbug (2.99.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Move back to uploading to unstable, since any updates to sarge would
go through testing-proposed-updates.
* Use from address as envelope sender when using an MTA.
(Closes: #270333)
* Include package name and date in all temporary file names.
(Closes: #270583)
* Document the removal of the severity-inflation code.
(Closes: #271067)
* Add quit possibility to all "yes/no" prompts. (Closes: #271073)
* Fix wording of SMTP server information prompt. (Closes: #270078)
* Add example X-Debbugs-No-Ack header to reportbug.conf.
(Closes: #271316)
* Add X-Debbugs-CC prompting with mode >= Advanced. (Closes: #271135)
* Add HTTPBasicAuth and HTTPDigestAuth support in
Patch from Bastian Kleineidam. (Closes: #269322)
* Change "pithy" to "concise" in the subject prompt. (Closes: #267907)
* Improve ITP/RFP package found prompt. (Closes: #267800)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 12 Sep 2004 21:19:04 -0500
reportbug (2.99.2) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix problem where a package with no dependencies, if in the
Report-With list for a package, would pull in version info of
everything installed on your system. (Closes: #264466)
* Warn that --gpg/--pgp is ignored in MUA and printonly modes.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 8 Aug 2004 21:23:10 -0400
reportbug (2.99.1) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix stupid typos. (Closes: #263459, #263460)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 4 Aug 2004 17:54:48 -0400
reportbug (2.99.0) experimental; urgency=low
* Upload to experimental since sarge is now frozen for base packages
(and there may be a need for a future RC upload).
* Fix redirection problem in handle_bugscript that emerged due to bash
3.0. (Closes: #262557)
* Add support for "RFH" in the WNPP codepath. (Closes: #262593)
Per discussion on debian-devel, a X-Debbugs-CC header will be included
to debian-devel for these posts.
* Use dh_installman in rules file instead of dh_installmanpages.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 2 Aug 2004 17:18:20 -0400
reportbug (2.64) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix incorrect detection of some uninstalled binaries as source
packages. (Closes: #259001)
* Fix incorrect attachment/inclusion filenames leading to spawning the
editor. (Closes: #259463)
* If signing fails, don't bail out; instead, send the message unsigned.
(Closes: #259649)
* Hide the security tag with severities < grave. (Closes: #258333)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 28 Jul 2004 20:28:24 -0400
reportbug (2.63) unstable; urgency=low
* Refactor email and signing code into a separate module. Thanks to Ha
Shao for doing most of the work.
* Submit-As headers are now treated as a special case of Report-With.
(Closes: #257546)
* reportbug_ui_text.ewrite() now flushes output. (Closes: #257534)
* Make things more POSIXly-sound. (Closes: #256101)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 4 Jul 2004 07:54:29 -0500
reportbug (2.62) unstable; urgency=low
* Cope better with Origin fields in Packages file, since there seem to
be a lot more coming through now. (Closes: #255754)
* Remove severity-inflation reduction code in novice mode; it was too
confusing, apparently. Maybe reportbug should just refuse to run in
novice mode... (Closes: #254327, #255479)
* Don't include severity info or other cruft in bug followups.
(Closes: #255550)
* Hide sid tag, as it's not generally useful for end users.
(Closes: #252275)
* keyid was left out of CONFIG_ARGS accidentally. (Closes: #255044)
* Just because debsums can't read a file doesn't stop reportbug from
working (unless you tell it to stop). (Closes: #250397)
* Fix undefined locals when --package-version is used. (Closes: #254818)
* Barf if no subject is found after calling the editor.
(Closes: #254687)
* Fix choose mailer menu. (Closes: #253003)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 22 Jun 2004 17:53:43 -0500
reportbug (2.61) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for the "report-with" header in bug control files. Thanks
to Chris Halls and Andrew McMillan for the idea and implementation.
(Closes: #251327)
* Convert README.developers to Unicode UTF-8.
* Convert maintainer fields from UTF-8 to local character set.
(Closes: #244478)
* Remove "bts debian" setting from reportbug.conf.
* Clarify "will send report to X" chat. (Closes: #247773)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 28 May 2004 23:29:39 -0500
reportbug (2.60) unstable; urgency=high
* Properly set installed flag when reporting bugs on source packages.
(Closes: #250186)
* Changed -d so it now mails bug reports to the detected from address,
rather than me.
* Bumped priority so this should get into testing before the
new Python hits testing (see #249084).
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 21 May 2004 05:43:55 -0500
reportbug (2.59) unstable; urgency=low
* Replace some substring indexing with .endswith() calls. This should
fix problems with the latest Python release. (Closes: #249084)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 14 May 2004 18:35:58 -0500
reportbug (2.58) unstable; urgency=low
* I forgot to add the new smtp* options to CONFIG_ARGS.
(Closes: #244989)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 20 Apr 2004 22:37:35 -0500
reportbug (2.57) unstable; urgency=low
* Document that reportbug's --smtphost option also accepts an optional
port (e.g. '--smtphost'). (Closes: #243266)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:34:28 -0500
reportbug (2.56) unstable; urgency=medium
* Improve the robustness of the attachment code. (Closes: #240815)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:59:51 -0600
reportbug (2.55) unstable; urgency=low
* Add --exit-prompt option and use it in the menu entry.
(Closes: #239272)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 26 Mar 2004 18:31:01 -0600
reportbug (2.54) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix smtpuser code path: smtpuser -> options.smtpuser.
(Closes: #238728)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 19 Mar 2004 20:43:19 -0600
reportbug (2.53) unstable; urgency=medium
* Properly handle the "no bugs found" case in the newt interface of
querybts. (Closes: #237956)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 15 Mar 2004 03:00:17 -0600
reportbug (2.52) unstable; urgency=medium
* Support new pages. (Closes: #237068)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 11 Mar 2004 16:21:34 -0600
reportbug (2.51) unstable; urgency=low
* Support reporting bugs in source packages that have exactly one binary
package (e.g. debian-installer). (Closes: #236672)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 8 Mar 2004 01:15:24 -0600
reportbug (2.50) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for completing package names at the enter a package name
* Move the calls to /usr/share/bug/* after the package check.
(Closes: #236251)
* Add support for SMTP TLS and authentication. (Closes: #236335)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 5 Mar 2004 14:47:35 -0600
reportbug (2.49) unstable; urgency=low
* Skip the unknown policy warning, as confuses this
code. (Closes: #233587)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 28 Feb 2004 05:09:05 -0600
reportbug (2.48) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add --body and --body-file options. These options are provided to
make scripting of reportbug easier; they are strongly *discouraged*
for routine use. (Closes: #233210)
* Add --keyid option. (Closes: #232896)
* Improve wording of the "serious" severity. (Closes: #233300)
* Fix crashers related to #232590. (Closes: #233026, #233299)
* Wrap the "check your email for the bug number" message.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 17 Feb 2004 20:21:53 -0600
reportbug (2.47) unstable; urgency=medium
* The "It was Valentine's Day and all I did was hack on reportbug"
* Downgrade python2.3-iconvcodec to a recommendation.
* Recommend python2.3-cjkcodecs; since non-CJK users don't need the 1 MB
CJK codec for proper operation, a strict dependency on cjkcodecs is
inappropriate. (Closes: #232642)
* Warn if the locale's specified encoding can't be handled by Python's
detected codecs.
* Document the recommendations in the control file and NEWS.Debian.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 14 Feb 2004 15:21:56 -0600
reportbug (2.46) unstable; urgency=medium
* Behave properly when told not to search for files. (Closes: #232590)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 13 Feb 2004 17:45:46 -0600
reportbug (2.45) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use message.as_string() one place where message is still an email
object. (Closes: #232318)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 12 Feb 2004 04:56:49 -0600
reportbug (2.44) unstable; urgency=medium
* Catch exceptions in os.rename() calls. (Closes: #231883)
* Properly handle potential exceptions in get_debian_release_info()
due to unknown releases. (Closes: #232220)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 11 Feb 2004 13:15:17 -0600
reportbug (2.43) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't include the full path in the attachment filename sent in bug
reports. Avoids nastiness with certain MUAs (*cough* mutt) that don't
truncate the path provided by the sender.
* Handle exceptions properly in the newt interface.
(Closes: #218455, #230000)
* Reorder the prompts so packages that no longer exist but are still in
the database don't block the ability to search for packages containing
particular files. (Closes: #218041, #218384)
* Add extra text to the description of the 'serious' severity that
indicates that non-severe policy violations may be normal, minor, or
wishlist bugs. (Closes: #225156)
* Allow no-check-uid config file option to work if reportbug is in a mode
less than "expert." (Closes: #222228)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 7 Feb 2004 00:00:26 -0600
reportbug (2.42) unstable; urgency=low
* 'os' wasn't being imported in (for some reason, I thought
it was...) (Closes: #231042)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 4 Feb 2004 04:09:34 -0600
reportbug (2.41) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix brown-paper-bag bug in 2.40.
* Improved debugging support.
* Reduce Kernel: output to OS and Release components; consolidate
Architecture line to include utsname.machine.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 1 Feb 2004 22:36:06 -0600
reportbug (2.40) unstable; urgency=low
* Skip bug number prompt if only one bug displayed. (Closes: #229837)
* Include APT policy information in the footer of bug reports.
Suggestions on how to make this info clearer or more useful are
welcome. (Closes: #223667)
* Use sensible-browser in reportbug/querybts when a browser is
requested. (Closes: #171559)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 30 Jan 2004 20:43:04 -0600
reportbug (2.39) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update copyright year to 2004.
* Better handling of tags; --tags argument, which never worked properly
with more than one tag anyway, is now replaced with "--tag". See man
page for details. (Closes: #228998)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 22 Jan 2004 02:38:43 -0600
reportbug (2.38) unstable; urgency=low
* If dpkg can't be run, suppress the Architecture: line of reports.
(dpkg-architecture is only in dpkg-dev, so we can't depend on it being
available; further, its output may be misleading if the environment is
set for cross-compiling). (Closes: #228507)
* Add support for l10n tag. (Closes: #228322)
* Support additional pseudopackages. (Closes: #228016)
* Allow reporting bugs on "dependency" packages in advanced and expert
modes. The prompt is also clarified. (Closes: #225373)
* Ignore smtphost when in printonly mode. (Closes: #223962)
* Replace '&' in /etc/passwd with capitalized logname. (Closes: #224231)
* Don't crash if /etc/email-addresses is unreadable. (Closes: #224223)
* Warn if running without a configuration file. (Closes: #223979)
* Treat kate as a background editor. (Closes: #225022)
(Also added jump-to-line support for kate.)
* Suggest exim4 instead of exim as an alternative for
mail-transport-agent. (Closes: #226617)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:07:35 -0600
reportbug (2.37) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend on python2.3-iconvcodec, to permit use with locales (mostly,
but not exclusively, CJK) not handled by the default Python codecs.
(Closes: #220361)
* Ignore epochs when comparing between installed versions and those in
incoming, as the filenames in incoming don't include epochs.
(Closes: #222798)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 5 Dec 2003 11:02:57 -0600
reportbug (2.36) unstable; urgency=medium
* Have gpg/pgp sign temporary files, instead of trying to use pipes, as
this fails under some circumstances. (Closes: #217357)
* Remove documentation of the dead LDAP options; LDAP query support has
been gone over a year. (The options will still be silently ignored if
found in .reportbugrc/reportbug.conf.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 26 Oct 2003 20:09:16 -0600
reportbug (2.35) unstable; urgency=low
* Ignore $VISUAL or $EDITOR if set to an empty string. (Closes: #216399)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:11:20 -0500
reportbug (2.34) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't go through the file search path if there is a package in the
status file with the name (even if it's not installed).
(Closes: #214209)
* Remove spurious "File:" pseudo-header that would be inserted in some
reports when find_packages_for() was called. (Closes: #214212)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 7 Oct 2003 00:35:44 -0500
reportbug (2.33) unstable; urgency=low
* Solve another crasher in --template mode. (Closes: #213870)
* Fix typos in the man page. (Closes: #213955)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 3 Oct 2003 19:02:50 -0500
reportbug (2.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Resolve UnboundLocalError when using --template mode.
(Closes: #213545)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 1 Oct 2003 13:51:08 -0500
reportbug (2.31) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix crasher in querybts --ui=newt. (Closes: #213000)
* Force editing to take place in the foreground in vim variants.
(Closes: #213162)
* Try to search for packages containing a file with the specified name
if a package with that name can't be found. (Closes: #212276)
* Warn submitters of bugs on orphaned packages that their report may not
be answered right away, and encourage submitters to consider adopting
the package. (Closes: #208096)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 29 Sep 2003 02:58:18 -0500
reportbug (2.30) unstable; urgency=low
* Only include the Version header when we get a real version and omit
the (uninstalled) caveat. (Closes: #212717)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:16:08 -0500
reportbug (2.29) unstable; urgency=high
* Use hand-rolled temporary file code (based on new tempfile code)
to simplify things, and move that stuff to a new module.
* Handle new Debian pkgreport.cgi page format, which apparently broke
some of the assumptions in reportbug. Grr.
(Closes: #211489, #211481, #211482)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 18 Sep 2003 15:00:47 -0500
reportbug (2.28) unstable; urgency=medium
* Recognize the "interface" option in .reportbugrc files in querybts.
(Closes: #208902)
* Fix crasher in reportbug wnpp when exiting at a prompt. (Closes: #209073)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 7 Sep 2003 10:03:45 -0500
reportbug (2.27) unstable; urgency=high
* Ship email module from Python 2.3 in unstable to work around brokenness
of Python 2.3 in testing. (Closes: #207780, #208740)
This will be removed when the Python transition is complete for testing.
* Don't wrap debsums and package versions output either.
* Python 2.3 cleanup:
+ Replace uses of 'y.find(x)' with 'x (not) in y'.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 5 Sep 2003 01:03:48 -0500
reportbug (2.26.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix the depends line in the control file (got my >> and >= confused).
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 26 Aug 2003 16:40:54 -0500
reportbug (2.26) unstable; urgency=low
* Make the Python dependency stricter, since the version in testing is
b0rked. This resolves three duplicate reports.
(Closes: #207284, #207287, #207311)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 26 Aug 2003 13:26:37 -0500
reportbug (2.25) unstable; urgency=low
* COMPATIBILITY NOTE: -P option has changed. If you need to invoke pgp,
use the long form of the option (--pgp).
* Improve handling of glob metachars with the -f option (e.g. /usr/bin/[).
(Closes: #206840)
* Don't wrap the debconf prompt. (Closes: #206810)
* Clairify --filename description on the man page. (Closes: #172433)
* New --path (-P) option makes -f only search the path. (Closes: #174261)
* Fix editor prompt. (Closes: #203122)
* Blank line after debconf prompt. (Closes: #202660)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 25 Aug 2003 23:48:15 -0500
reportbug (2.24) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix automatic stop introduced when #206282 was fixed.
* Import MIMEMessage class so you can actually attach an email message
to a report. (Closes: #206565)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 21 Aug 2003 20:10:06 -0500
reportbug (2.23) unstable; urgency=low
* Change example bug number. (Closes: #202658)
* Add --no-check-installed. (Closes: #205776)
* Stop if the user says "N" at the "package already exists" prompt in
wnpp. (Closes: #206282)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 21 Aug 2003 01:09:30 -0500
reportbug (2.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix postinst Python call. (Closes: #204779)
* There no longer is any dependency on python-newt. (Closes: #192209)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 10 Aug 2003 01:23:47 -0400
reportbug (2.21) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend on python2.3 instead of python2.2.
* Keep the stored temporary file around when exiting normally.
(Closes: #203137, #197883)
* Properly ignore attachments when an MUA is specified.
(Closes: #204429)
* Load GNUS when using the GNUS elisp fragment. (Closes: #202616)
* Clarify parts of the man page. (Closes: #203120)
* Note conflicting LC_ALL setting. (Closes: #204356)
* Get rid of the confusing src:... when querying. (Closes: #204463)
* Hide the upstream tag. (Closes: #202957)
* Note the default self-CC in the man page. (Closes: #203126)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 8 Aug 2003 18:17:59 -0400
reportbug (2.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix wrongheaded list comprehension that stopped readline completion
from working. (Closes: #202211)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:40:21 -0400
reportbug (2.19) unstable; urgency=low
* Compile the right directory. (Closes: #199751)
* Don't check for new upstream versions if in query-only mode.
* Ignore smtphost if an outfile (-o) is set. (Closes: #200668)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 9 Jul 2003 18:15:00 -0500
reportbug (2.18) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix typo introduced when fixing #199432. (Closes: #199644, #199658)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 2 Jul 2003 09:58:16 -0500
reportbug (2.17) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bug in handling email headers. (Closes: #199432)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:53:12 -0500
reportbug (2.16) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix minor buglet introduced in novice mode when adding #190865.
(Closes: #198824)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 26 Jun 2003 20:56:54 -0500
reportbug (2.15) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I'm feeling much better now that I'm not dealing with the email
module" release.
* Add a second newline after the "xxx bug reports found" line.
(Closes: #198748)
* Prompt for the patch file if (a) no attachments are found, (b) the
"patch" tag is given, and (c) we aren't using an MUA.
(Closes: #190865)
* Don't check for newer versions if options.offline is set.
* Add readline completion for filenames at filename prompts.
* Slightly improve the inclusion of package-specific info.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:05:42 -0500
reportbug (2.14) unstable; urgency=low
* The "why the f*ck isn't the Internet 8-bit clean by now?" release.
* I think I've worked around the QP problems by forcing the body to not
be encoded and then munging the charset header to the one appropriate
for your locale. If your MTA doesn't like this, get a better MTA.
It's 2003 already. BTW, your MTA (or someone else's) may decide to
QP-encode the message anyway just to be friendly. (Closes: #198663)
* As a side effect while debugging, I also fixed a crasher where your
locale says you're in us-ascii but you decide to put 8-bit chars in
your headers just for entertainment value. Fallback on iso-8859-15
(aka Latin9 or "iso-8859-1 with the euro"), since that's as good a
guess as any these days. But you really should set your locale...
* The Overfiend Memorial Changelog Entry (aka your LART prophylactic):
Issue a stern warning if you try to file a report on a version of a
package that isn't yet in Debian *cough* X4.3. (Closes: #194615)
* Add option for "completely stupid smtphost mode" in the initial
config. This forces no-cc and sets smtphost to,
which should enable bug reporting from even the most basic system.
This path will also allow configuring the smtphost setting.
* Output improvements at options prompts.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 24 Jun 2003 20:51:21 -0500
reportbug (2.13) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I can't believe reportbug is over four years old" release.
* Remove the "wishlist/minor to maintonly" prompt. See #173773.
* Catch IOError (broken pipe) when calling pager. (Closes: #177697)
* Add mbox support to querybts. (Closes: #171790)
* Prefix subject with the found file if --filename is specified.
(Closes: #169822)
* Fix NameError introduced when fixing #172001. (Closes: #198379, #198460)
* Conflict with the broken python2.2 2.2.3-1 to avoid repeats of #194716.
* Try to supply the _charset parameter to MIMEText() again. Hopefully
the new BTS code can cope with QP-encoding better than it did
before... As part of this change, the detected charset from the
locale will be output on startup. (Closes: #177781)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 22 Jun 2003 21:48:34 -0500
reportbug (2.12) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I really shouldn't take a long vacation from this package" release.
* Remove mention of KDE from man page. (Closes: #183145)
* Since bug is gone, the merge request is de facto done. (Closes: #38690)
* Remove double-negative in setup offline prompt. (Closes: #187001)
* Handle socket.error better. (Closes: #181133)
* Ignore 500 errors from HTTP servers. (Closes: #179793)
* Properly wrap text in reportbug_ui_text.long_message(). (Closes: #172001)
* includes all websites in (like not otherwise listed. (Closes: #178315)
* Call os.path.expanduser() on filenames specified at the prompt.
(Closes: #180644)
* #178324 was fixed by the patch for #192245. (Closes: #178324)
* Fix empty backup message problem when GnuPG fails. (Closes: #188671)
* Ignore various environment variables if realname is specified in a
config file. (Closes: #173562)
* Drop the constructed body from followups to special reports like WNPP.
(Closes: #172003)
* Include the package name at the editor prompt. (Closes: #176107)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 20 Jun 2003 15:08:46 -0500
reportbug (2.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Maintainer release. Thanks to Peter Galbraith and Martin Loschwitz
for their NMUs. (Closes: #182752, #175811)
* Thanks to Joonas Paalasmaa for several of the following patches.
* More fixes should be forthcoming soon.
* Ignore junk output from /usr/bin/file when making attachments.
(Closes: #185498)
* Behave more nicely when mailing fails. (Closes: #192245, #196206)
* #194605 was apparently the result of #194604. (Closes: #194604)
* Document that "novice" mode is the default. (Closes: #174909, #175859)
* Fix typo in noninteractive mode. (Closes: #182628)
* #183093 isn't a bug (in reportbug, at least). (Closes: #183093)
* Close all of the origins files read in (Closes: #188793)
* Use instead of in WNPP reports. (Closes: #179971)
* The "use ? for help" message is now printed earlier. (Closes: #191876)
* Don't allow attachments when using an MUA. (Closes: #172036)
* Don't crash on bad regular expressions. (Closes: #172073)
* Put the "Please type" line in the right place in followups. (Closes: #175217)
* Avoid Ctrl-C tracebacks. (Closes: #181475)
* Rerun reportbug after the initial configuration. (Closes: #195636)
* Fix browser launch from newt interface. (Closes: #180791)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 20 Jun 2003 02:24:06 -0500
reportbug (2.10.2) unstable; urgency=low
* bug182752.patch: New file that holds the patch from the BTS (modified
to work on template version of reportbug in build tree). The patching
is done in the build target of debian/rules.
-- Peter S Galbraith <> Wed, 18 Jun 2003 20:59:11 -0400
reportbug (2.10.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch from BTS to fix the locales problem (Closes: #175811)
* debian/control: Fixed Build-Dependency for debhelper
-- Martin Loschwitz <> Fri, 14 Mar 2003 19:15:00 +0100
reportbug (2.10) unstable; urgency=low
* The Feliz Navidad release.
* Consolidate multiple X-Debbugs-CC headers.
* Export YESNO in handle_bugscript. (Closes: #169495)
* Fix socket.gaierror exceptions. (Closes: #173005, #172368)
(Thanks for the patch.)
* Add extra handholding to wnpp, since people seem to be confused and
using it to file bug reports on packages...
* Default operating mode is now 'novice'.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 23 Dec 2002 04:32:52 -0600
reportbug (2.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove the email module from what we ship; the following changes get
around the stock version's annoying "features."
* Don't declare a character set on anything we send. This should
resolve all of the following...
(Closes: #165720, #166495, #166248, #166819)
(The right thing to do is figure out what character set is used, but
I'm not writing a full-blown MUA here...)
* Rewrite to use MIMEMultipart instead of MIMEBase.
(Closes: #165856, #167222)
* Use set_payload instead of attach. (Closes: #166116)
* DeprecationWarnings should be long gone. (Closes: #165531)
* Add hint to only choose one option at a time at select_multiple()
prompts. (Closes: #166408)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:11:53 -0600
reportbug (2.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Ship a fixed email module. "Fixed" is defined as "generates stuff
crappy MUAs and the BTS can handle", not "generates stuff that is
RFC-compliant." In its defense, the old code generates legal messages
(although you wouldn't believe it from the raw output).
+ Do not, under any circumstances, base64-encode message bodies, no
matter what character set is claimed. (Closes: #165356, #165498)
+ Do not, under any circumstances, base64-encode message headers.
+ Do not QP-encode headers unless they contain special characters or
exceed line-length limitations.
+ Still QP-encode message bodies, since nobody's complained about
that yet.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 19 Oct 2002 16:56:29 -0500
reportbug (2.7) unstable; urgency=low
* I need a freaking vacation...
* Fix crash when --no-query-dpkg is specified.
* Disable DeprecationWarnings because they encourage people
to file bug reports. (Closes: #165440)
* Apparently I did back off on the overaggressive q-p encoding of
message bodies after all... left hand not knowing what the right hand
is doing, apparently. At least this closes a severity-inflated
report, resulting from yet another symptom of mutt's FUBAR draft
facility. (Closes: #165356)
* Does anyone want to write a mailer that actually pays attention to RFCs?
* More bugs like these and I'm going to Conflict with python 2.2.2 (or
start shipping 2.2.1's email module in reportbug).
* On the bright side, I think we can at least stop shipping our own
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 18 Oct 2002 23:50:01 -0500
reportbug (2.6) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I thought Python 2.2 was feature-frozen" release.
* Back off on the email module's overaggressive quoting of ASCII
characters in headers. (Something like reportbug::encode_if_needed
probably should migrate into the email module for everyone's sanity.)
* I should also back off on the overaggressive q-p encoding of message
bodies, but we get a lhuvely DeprecationWarning if we do that...
* Did I mention I thought Python 2.2 was feature-frozen?
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 17 Oct 2002 20:00:53 -0500
reportbug (2.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Conflict with broken python-optik 1.4-1.
* Fix reporting of attachment names. (Closes: #165117)
* Fix inclusion of text files from editor prompt. (Closes: #165089)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 17 Oct 2002 04:07:24 -0500
reportbug (2.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove yet another "Followup-For: #-1" issue. (grr...)
* Skip whitespace-only lines in .reportbugrc when including it in reports.
* Require Python 2.2.2 final or later. This avoids a buglet in 2.2.2b1
that broke all sorts of things. (Closes: #164575, #164723, #164806)
* Avoid deprecated calls in Python 2.2.2. (Closes: #164655)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 15 Oct 2002 15:15:23 -0500
reportbug (2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix comparison in attachment code. (Closes: #163970)
* List current attachments at editing prompt. (Closes: #163972)
* Make the "debsums detected problems" prompt a bit more neutral.
(Closes: #163733)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 9 Oct 2002 15:18:52 -0500
reportbug (2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Expand the search if 'libc' is specified as the package to find.
(Closes: #163640)
[Please check if this also finds libc under the Hurd and *BSD]
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 7 Oct 2002 10:28:50 -0500
reportbug (2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Set DEBCONF_SYSTEMRC=1 when calling debconf-show. (Closes: #163440)
* Fix silly copy & paste error in attaching binary attachments.
(Closes: #163551)
* Handle message/* attachments correctly.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 6 Oct 2002 18:23:47 -0500
reportbug (2.0) unstable; urgency=low
* reportbug 2 is now feature-frozen while I attend to other things, like
the mythical menu rewrite. Version number updated accordingly.
* If you want reportbug 2 in testing, see #162467. (Note my kindness in
providing a patch for the override file.)
* Correct variable name in attaching/including files from menu.
(Closes: #163125)
* I think #163121 and #161767 are both proxy issues; someone who uses
proxies will have to figure them out...
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 4 Oct 2002 02:48:19 -0500
reportbug (1.99.64) unstable; urgency=low
* Suppress "include debconf output" prompt when in template mode.
Also fix up a few other similar occurances.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 1 Oct 2002 11:34:24 -0500
reportbug (1.99.63) unstable; urgency=low
* Require Python 2.2.1, since we use True/False. (Closes: #162738)
* Fix thinko in header passthrough code. (Closes: #162732)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 29 Sep 2002 17:32:08 -0500
reportbug (1.99.62) unstable; urgency=low
* Only encode characters outside the 0x20-x7E range. This may break RFC
2047, but I really can't tell... (Closes: #162555)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 27 Sep 2002 23:06:38 -0500
reportbug (1.99.61) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix inclusion of miscellaneous headers that are passed in.
(i.e. X-Debbugs-CC in wnpp reports.)
* Fix related problem with continuation lines. (Closes: #161814)
* Track down a leftover magic return value. (Closes: #161874, #162351)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 26 Sep 2002 12:37:16 -0500
reportbug (1.99.60) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix breakage in 'querybts -w'. (Closes: #161250)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 17 Sep 2002 17:43:46 -0500
reportbug (1.99.59) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix missing comma. (Closes: a whole lot of duplicate reports that
will be filed in the next 24 hours.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 15 Sep 2002 15:30:14 -0500
reportbug (1.99.58) unstable; urgency=low
* Support multiple query by ID in querybts. (Closes: #143708)
* Suggest file (used by attachment support if installed).
* Fix mua checking.
* Add attachment prompt in handle_editing.
* Allow choosing an mua in the editor prompt. (Closes: #127530)
* Allow changing the editor at the prompt. (Closes: #159539)
* Allow dumping the message to stdout or piping through the $PAGER at
the prompt. (Closes: #152073)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 14 Sep 2002 21:48:32 -0500
reportbug (1.99.57) unstable; urgency=low
* Revised man page.
* Don't encode headers if an MUA is in use; works around mutt's failure
to properly decode passed-in headers. (Closes: #160821)
* Omit comments from .reportbugrc when included in bug reports.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 14 Sep 2002 12:57:59 -0500
reportbug (1.99.56) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove deletion of no-longer present variable. (Closes: #160656)
* Add more characters to the passthrough-without-encoding list.
(Closes: #160660)
* Convert nl_langinfo's "ansi_x3.4-1968" to the more standard "us-ascii".
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 12 Sep 2002 14:44:50 -0500
reportbug (1.99.55) unstable; urgency=low
* Optionally suppress user ID checking. Root will still be checked,
even if no-check-uid is set in .reportbugrc or /etc/reportbug.conf,
however. (Closes: #160496)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 11 Sep 2002 17:17:24 -0500
reportbug (1.99.54) unstable; urgency=low
* Add pattern matching support for searching bugs. Many, many thanks to
Ha Shao for the patch! (Closes: #109674)
* Better handling for 8-bit characters in headers. (Closes: #156074)
* Now defaults to using your locale's character set as the character set
of the outgoing message.
* Support MIME attachments. (Closes: #146329)
(This may confuse some MUAs, although at least mutt should handle it.)
* Support gzip-encoded HTTP. Thanks to Bastian Kleineidam for the
patch. (Closes: #160310)
I added deflate (zlib) support and code to send the headers to request
compressed pages by default (although Apache at
doesn't yet support this).
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 10 Sep 2002 17:00:30 -0500
reportbug (1.99.53) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bug introduced in .52. (Closes: #160128, #160124)
(Not really sure how this one got into the release...)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 8 Sep 2002 14:42:22 -0500
reportbug (1.99.52) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix newt interface code to work again since changes in .51.
* Suppress menu of metapackages unless requested. (Closes: #159316)
* Prompt for a version number if the package isn't installed.
(Closes: #157753)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 5 Sep 2002 07:58:59 -0500
reportbug (1.99.51) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bug reporting with packages that include extra information in the
bug report. (Closes: #158394) Thanks to Andrew Ferrier for diagnostics.
* Removed LDAP support code.
* Add code to show followups to existing bugs. (Closes: #107892)
Thanks to Ha Shao for the HTML parser improvements.
(The newt interface hasn't been updated for this change.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 28 Aug 2002 16:53:43 -0500
reportbug (1.99.50) unstable; urgency=low
* Despite severity inflation, fix relatively minor bug in the
metapackage code. (Free hint: if something doesn't work with one
particular command line option, that is not a GRAVE bug. Perhaps you
should run in novice mode from now on...) (Closes: #155686)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 6 Aug 2002 16:26:07 -0400
reportbug (1.99.49) unstable; urgency=low
* Support the "sarge" and "experimental" tags added to the BTS.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 22 Jul 2002 11:06:13 -0500
reportbug (1.99.48) unstable; urgency=low
* Solve problem with lines that begin with . when in smtphost mode.
(Closes: #153567)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 19 Jul 2002 20:25:45 -0500
reportbug (1.99.47) unstable; urgency=low
* The "WLANs are cool" release.
* Better support for disconnected operation when --offline is not
specified. (Closes: #152109)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 6 Jul 2002 11:54:37 -0400
reportbug (1.99.46) unstable; urgency=low
* The 'Stuck at 56k in Toronto' release.
* 'S'kip is now permitted in the BTS browser always, even if you're on
the last page. (Closes: #151755)
* Retain case of character in reportbug_ui_text.select_options() help.
* In MODE_NOVICE, helpfully provide a prompt where you are supposed to
type the bug text in the editor. This prompt is stripped from the
message after editing.
* Cleaned up external script support.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 4 Jul 2002 17:49:11 -0400
reportbug (1.99.45) unstable; urgency=low
* The Toronto Minus 1 release.
* aka The "Why doesn't gnome-terminal 2 show 8-bit characters?" release.
* Massively clean up the gpg/pgp code by using the miracle of pipes.
Also make it work again in the process. (Closes: #151723)
* A vague implementation of GNUS support in reportbug, courtesy of
Tollef Fog Heen - much appreciated! (Closes: #128193)
(Probably doesn't cope with --header or --list-cc yet.)
* Only include the signature in kudos if options.mua is empty.
* Move the signing code so bailing out in it won't send bogus empty
messages to your MTA.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 3 Jul 2002 01:27:08 -0500
reportbug (1.99.44) unstable; urgency=low
* The Toronto Minus 2 release.
* Added kudos option. (Closes: #145250)
* The sid tag is now displayed (it was hidden before).
* Since the "kernel" metapackage is no longer offered (we offer
kernel-image instead), detecting the kernel with /proc/version is not
useful. Instead, file reports on kernel-image and choose the relevant
kernel on your system when prompted. (Closes: #146123)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 2 Jul 2002 16:27:19 -0500
reportbug (1.99.43) unstable; urgency=low
* The Toronto Minus 7 release.
* Include upstream in the list of available tags. (Closes: #151166)
* Remove superfluous debugging output. (Closes: #150952)
* Minor code cleanups in option processing.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 27 Jun 2002 12:15:36 -0500
reportbug (1.99.42) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix uninitialized variable introduced when fixing #150671.
(Closes: #150795)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 23 Jun 2002 23:27:54 -0500
reportbug (1.99.41) unstable; urgency=low
* The "USA 2, Mexico 0" and "USA 0, Germany 1" release.
(Somehow this release was finalized Tuesday and never uploaded... grr.)
* Find lost changes to that never got checked into
CVS. (Closes: #150012, #150687)
* Clarify man page description of --proxy. Note that the http_proxy
environment variable is also honored. (Closes: #149956)
* Remove -L from man page. (Closes: #150709)
* Only invoke debsums if state is installed. (Closes: #150671)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 22 Jun 2002 17:28:07 -0500
reportbug (1.99.40) unstable; urgency=low
* Include patched in the package to (hopefully) fix proxy
issues. (Closes: #149446, #144480)
[This will go away when fixed in the python2.2 package. Note that we
don't divert the existing file; it's just dumped in /usr/share/reportbug]
* Add /usr/share/reportbug to the beginning of the module search path.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:58:18 -0500
reportbug (1.99.39) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix no-cc config file option; patch from Robert Luberda. (Closes: #149644)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 11 Jun 2002 03:38:49 -0500
reportbug (1.99.38) unstable; urgency=low
* Make source bug reporting work again. (Closes: #149527)
* Fix maintonly reports when prompted. (Closes: #149465)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 11 Jun 2002 00:41:18 -0500
reportbug (1.99.37) unstable; urgency=low
* More dependency code fixups.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 8 Jun 2002 21:52:58 -0500
reportbug (1.99.36) unstable; urgency=low
* The "USA 3, Portugal 2" release.
* Make 'querybts -w' work again. Also fixed launch a browser options in
reportbug_ui_{newt,text}.py, even though nobody noticed those :-)
(Closes: #149130)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 5 Jun 2002 12:57:46 -0500
reportbug (1.99.35) unstable; urgency=low
* Add x-window-system{,-core} to the metapackage list. (Closes: #148939)
* Fix odd issues in dependency printing code with libcomerr and the like.
* Fix query problem where a package's Source: line has a version number
in it. (Closes: #149000)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 4 Jun 2002 15:13:03 -0500
reportbug (1.99.34) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix handling of "or" depends resulting from change in .32.
* Fix default prompt code when selecting tags.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 2 Jun 2002 12:03:35 -0500
reportbug (1.99.33) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve questions for name and email address, and remove some corner
cases where None might be displayed instead of the detected name and
email address. (Closes: #148722)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 1 Jun 2002 18:22:26 -0500
reportbug (1.99.32) unstable; urgency=low
* Now offer configuration of the offline setting in --configure.
* Include all the operating modes in --configure.
* Clean up the depends code (pass around a list instead of a silly string).
* Add support for "dependency packages" (i.e. packages that only exist
to provide dependencies that vary by platform, like gcc-defaults).
Note that this support is in addition to the existing virtual package
support. (Closes: #148602)
ATM gcc-defaults is the only such package I know about; please let me
know any others by filing a wishlist bug.
* Cache get_package_status() results so we don't query multiple times on
the same package.
* and ui.select_options() now tolerate blank input when there
is no default setting.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 1 Jun 2002 16:33:21 -0500
reportbug (1.99.31) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove debugging code from handle_editing().
* Fix reference to http_proxy. (Closes: #148713)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 31 May 2002 21:37:59 -0500
reportbug (1.99.30) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix -o option; thanks to Robert Luberda for the patch.
(Closes: #148347)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 28 May 2002 14:33:04 -0500
reportbug (1.99.29) unstable; urgency=low
* Include missing import of re in (Closes: #148202)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 26 May 2002 06:37:00 -0500
reportbug (1.99.28) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix error message reporting in verify_option().
* Properly honor --list-cc.
* Fix traceback when X-Debbugs-CC header is used. (Closes: #148072)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 25 May 2002 20:42:21 -0500
reportbug (1.99.27) unstable; urgency=low
* Supply --local-user to gpg. (Closes: #147923)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 23 May 2002 19:19:00 -0500
reportbug (1.99.26) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed a minor typo in the man page.
* Cleaned up the rc file processing of toggles.
* does-not-build actually works again. (Closes: #147713)
* Change mta -> options.mta. (Closes: #147685, I hope)
* Added "advanced" mode, which is like "standard" but not. (The main
difference is that "standard" now ignores incoming, for better or for
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 22 May 2002 06:28:08 -0500
reportbug (1.99.25) unstable; urgency=low
* -T none now works correctly.
* Re-editing bug reports now works properly. (Closes: #147545)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 20 May 2002 18:25:14 -0500
reportbug (1.99.24) unstable; urgency=low
* Make --offline work like a toggle, like it should.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 18 May 2002 19:49:40 -0500
reportbug (1.99.23) unstable; urgency=low
* Added warning about not-fully-implemented interfaces (and reporting
bugs therein).
* Added --license option, for completeness.
* Added --offline option. (Closes: #147375)
* Ignore mua setting if --template is specified. (Closes: #147343)
* Extra logic to make 'none' and 'done' work properly in
ui.select_multiple. (Closes: #147339)
* Always set realname and email in .reportbugrc after running
--configure, rather than commenting them out if they are identical to
the settings discovered in the environment.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 18 May 2002 18:15:31 -0500
reportbug (1.99.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Only check package integrity if it is installed. (Closes: #147215)
* Don't spawn tty; instead, use sys.stdin.isatty().
* Set options.editor to something by default. (Closes: #147199)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 16 May 2002 16:38:55 -0500
reportbug (1.99.21) unstable; urgency=low
* In MODE_NOVICE, ignore incoming as newbies probably don't know or care
about it.
* Document in the man page that you can use an absolute path instead of
a package name for filing a report. (--file is probably more fun to
use in the general case, though.) (Closes: #147139)
* Fixup a few import issues that arose while fixing #147133.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 16 May 2002 02:04:10 -0500
reportbug (1.99.20) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix import cyclic loop. (Closes: #147133)
* Fix buglet introduced in 1.99.19 while trying to sort out the prompt
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 15 May 2002 21:41:56 -0500
reportbug (1.99.19) unstable; urgency=low
* Close more brown-paper-bag bugs. (Closes: #147014, #147096)
* Properly feed the subject line to MUAs. (Closes: #147056)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 15 May 2002 20:41:55 -0500
reportbug (1.99.18) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix missing colon in the wnpp code. (Closes: #146862)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 13 May 2002 20:03:08 -0500
reportbug (1.99.17) unstable; urgency=low
* First upload of reportbug 2 to unstable, since woody is now fully
frozen. Now requires Python 2.2. (Closes: #127716)
+ This introduces a priority imbalance bug in unstable. Since Python
>= 2.2 will be the default Python for woody+1, this is a temporary
+ Please see the changelog entries through 1.99.0 for changes from 1.50.
+ Various items were marked as fixed in experimental.
(Closes: #113284, 135704)
* Removed debugging info from output when using debsums.
* Use full path when calling debsums.
* Fix a buglet that left sendto unset.
* Fix a bug in the bug script when .reportbugrc is not empty.
* You now can only select each tag once. (Closes: #146156)
(Implemented in the text UI: ui.select_multiple)
* Menu prompts are now displayed when stdout is redirected.
(Closes: #145936)
* Check in addition to the status database when
filing an ITP/RFP, as the status database may include false positives
when the package is built locally but not in Debian. (Closes: #146614)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 12 May 2002 22:10:17 -0500
reportbug (1.99.16) experimental; urgency=low
* --configure didn't work in .15; fixed.
* Relax the justification check for serious bugs. (Closes: #144803)
* Ignore $TMPDIR if it isn't a valid directory. (Closes: #144472)
* Note that LC_CTYPE is overridden by LC_ALL in Locale settings section.
(The output was correct, as interpreted by libc.) (Closes: #141610)
* Added debsums support; enabled in the distributed reportbug.conf.
(Closes: #142334)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:39:06 -0500
reportbug (1.99.15) experimental; urgency=low
* Integrated latest GNOME patch from Robin Putters.
+ Minor reworking to change ui.EXCEPTION into EXCEPTION.
+ Backed out the move of ui.handle_bts_query(). The GNOME frontend
will need its own query routine. For now, it raises NotImplemented.
* debconf-show output will be included if available. (See #142593)
* Cleaned up the address rewriting stuff.
* Massively sped up reportbug.get_package_info() by combining 2*DEPS
regexps into 2 regexps. This speeds up reporting a bug on "lsb" by
almost a minute on a PIII-450.
* Rewrote the option parser to use Optik. The main user-visible effect
is that reportbug --help is now a lot more useful.
* Defined a new ui entry point: select_multiple. It should allow the
user to select multiple, nonexclusive options and return a list of the
selected options. (Currently not implemented in any ui module, but
eventually will be used for tags.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 21 Apr 2002 04:26:07 -0500
reportbug (1.99.14) experimental; urgency=low
* Updates from 1.50
* You can now report bugs in "kernel-image" and it will show a list of
packages to choose from. (This is the normal virtual package
behavior, but I had to do some work to make it function because
kernel-image is in the menu.)
* Minor code cleanups to get some lines < 80 chars.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 5 Apr 2002 08:47:13 -0600
reportbug (1.99.13) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix source queries when the source package and binary package are the
same (in this case, src_package is not set).
* Cleanup wording of the "new release" message.
* Add debian-policy to the virtual packages list. (Closes: #139970)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 1 Apr 2002 22:35:35 -0600
reportbug (1.99.12) experimental; urgency=low
* Query on source packages when searching for bugs in the BTS by
default. (Closes: #138928)
* Any editor that has "emacs" in its name will now jump to a line number;
this avoids needing to add emacs32 when it comes out...
* Broke up the bug handling script into a script and a presubj.
* Include user configuration file in reports on reportbug.
* Converted ui.select_options(message, 'yn'...) to
ui.yes_no(message...); this will help make non-text UIs cleaner, and
may eventually aid i18n support. (This also cleaned up a lot of
superfluous temporary variables in the code.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:32:33 -0600
reportbug (1.99.11) experimental; urgency=low
* Updated to 1.49.
* Consolidated the url opening functions.
* Added incoming check. (Closes: #86223)
* Fixed tab completion of bug numbers.
* Fixed weird bug involving packages_providing.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 18 Mar 2002 03:23:31 -0600
reportbug (1.99.10) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix MUA setting in config files. (Closes: #138313)
* Fix MUA setting from command line. (Closes: #138314)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:07:04 -0600
reportbug (1.99.9) experimental; urgency=low
* Integrated changes from 1.46-1.47.
* Added support for a "virtual" severity: does-not-build
* Check for does-not-build bugs. (Closes: #137607)
* Changed maintonly default to no on wishlist/minor bugs.
* Some wnpp bugs don't require BTS queries. (Closes: #138071)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 13 Mar 2002 13:07:13 -0600
reportbug (1.99.8) experimental; urgency=low
* Integrated changes from 1.45.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 10 Mar 2002 06:03:23 -0600
reportbug (1.99.7) experimental; urgency=low
* Removed debugging output from urllib calls.
* Fixed calls to ewrite() in querybts
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 9 Mar 2002 22:09:02 -0600
reportbug (1.99.6) experimental; urgency=low
* reportbug 1.99.5 implemented the option of sending a report directly
to the maintainer if the package was not found in the BTS; I forgot to
mention it in the changelog. Mea culpa. (See #135704, #135710;
already closed.)
* Include GNOME interface patch from Robin Putters, and add some
work-arounds to the code to handle GNOME nicely.
* Ripped out the urllib code and replaced it with urllib2 code. This
makes proxy authentication work in some circumstances, but it still
needs additional work, particularly with bad proxy servers.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 9 Mar 2002 02:21:40 -0600
reportbug (1.99.5) experimental; urgency=low
* Checking for new versions can be disabled using --no-check-available
or the parallel config option.
* Added for UI exception definitions.
* Cull duplicate entries in the dependency output when both a real
package and a virtual that is provided by that package exist.
(e.g. packages with exim | mail-transport-agent no longer list exim
twice if you have it installed.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Tue, 26 Feb 2002 02:48:42 -0600
reportbug (1.99.4) experimental; urgency=low
* Centralized MUA listing in
* Added checking for new versions via
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 23 Feb 2002 19:10:06 -0600
reportbug (1.99.3) experimental; urgency=low
* Integrated changes from 1.44.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sat, 23 Feb 2002 02:27:40 -0600
reportbug (1.99.2) experimental; urgency=low
* Remove MUA/MIME lameness filter. (Closes: #133263)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 10 Feb 2002 15:44:24 -0600
reportbug (1.99.1) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix postinst script (it tried to use python1.5,2.1).
* Integrated changes from 1.43.
* Tab completion of bug numbers is now supported in the text interface.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 10 Feb 2002 12:28:06 -0600
reportbug (1.99.0) experimental; urgency=low
* Beginning of reportbug 2.0 rewrite.
* Partially rewritten in Python 2.2 syntax. More to come, no doubt.
* Modules moved to /usr/share/reportbug to better comport with Debian's
Python policy.
* Cleaned up installation of Python modules.
* Added operating mode support (expert/novice/standard). (Closes: #121434)
* First-time configuration added. (Closes: #118176)
* Don't worry, I'm working my way through the wishlist...
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 3 Feb 2002 03:31:42 -0600
reportbug (1.42) unstable; urgency=medium
* I give up on sqrt(2)...
* Wishlist items from here out will only be implemented in the
(not-yet-released) experimental branch.
* WNPP support now works with source and unknown packages. (Closes: #131765)
* No longer prompt when the subject was generated by the WNPP support.
(Closes: #131100)
* Silly me forgot that string.strip() gets rid of leading whitespace, so
my implementation of #131472 didn't work. Now it does, and it's been
tested. (Closes: #131472)
* The mutt message has been defanged (for most, at least). Subsequent
reports of this issue will be merged with #131100. You have been warned.
* Added a diagnostic routine, per README.developers spec.
(It also shows how to write one in something other than bash.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Fri, 1 Feb 2002 03:33:38 -0600
reportbug (1.41.1421356) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use $EDITOR in preference to $VISUAL. (Closes: #131610)
This makes reportbug act like the man page claims it does.
* Back off a bit on #131100, due to popular demand. Just checking to
see if anyone is actually using these packages...
* Fix WNPP support to use source packages, not binary packages, when
orphaning or RFA'ing a package. (Closes: #131471)
* Include the full description of an WNPP'd package. (Closes: #131472)
* Modified the prompt when the BTS browser is in standalone mode.
(Closes: #129732)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:41:46 -0600
reportbug (1.41.142135) unstable; urgency=low
* It'd be nice if this were the last release for woody...
* Handle .'s in the realname part of addresses correctly, as
rfc822.quote() doesn't seem to work right. (Closes: #127637)
* Add message warning certain users not to attach stuff in external
programs until debbugs is fixed to handle MIME correctly, at which
time this message will look incredibly stupid. "Fixes" my part of
#131100 ("Chris should never have let people edit messages in programs
that can attach MIME, and therefore is responsible for problems in
debbugs."). Alternate solution: disable --mutt. Y'alls' choice.
* Update copyright year in modified files.
* Warn if subject > 60 characters. (Closes: #129099)
* Added to valid pseudopackages. (Closes: #129889)
* Warn if run with uid < 500. (Closes: #128936)
(I chose 500 since systems converted from other distributions may have
real users with IDs >= 500.)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 27 Jan 2002 17:41:41 -0600
reportbug (1.41.14213) unstable; urgency=medium
* The "hopefully we won't run out of double precision in sqrt(2)" release.
* Work around lack of socket.fqdn() in Python 1.5.2 by swiping the
routine from Python 2.1+ and backporting. This only affects systems
that didn't have a valid /etc/mailname, and thus would have died
running reportbug (< 1.41.14) anyway. (Closes: #126867)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:38:18 -0800
reportbug (1.41.1421) unstable; urgency=low
* Ignore empty $EDITOR or $VISUAL. (Closes: #126178)
* Document $BROWSER. (Closes: #125820)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 23 Dec 2001 01:35:31 -0600
reportbug (1.41.142) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix email specification bug. (Closes: #125587)
* s/mailserver/mail server/ in debian/control. (Closes: #125308)
* Fix bug #'s in changelog that were incorrect in last upload.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 17 Dec 2001 20:29:39 -0600
reportbug (1.41.14) unstable; urgency=low
* Document template option. (Closes: #124258)
* Remove python-base from dependencies. (Closes: #124014)
* Help and version output now go to stdout. (Closes: #124260)
* Menu entries are now numbered in the text UI. (Closes: #123975)
* Bugs can be selected by a short number from the text BTS browser.
(Closes: #118333)
* Check /etc/email-addresses for an email address, if available.
* Allow $DEBFULLNAME as an alternative for $DEBNAME.
* If /etc/mailname doesn't exist, use socket.getfqdn() instead.
-- Chris Lawrence <> Sun, 16 Dec 2001 22:47:34 -0600
reportbug (1.41.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added option '--template'. (Closes: #123467)
* Don't edit subject lines specified on the command line.
* Search all packages, not just installed ones, when reporting a bug in a
source package. (Closes: #123672)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Wed, 12 Dec 2001 20:53:28 -0600
reportbug (1.41) unstable; urgency=medium
* Ok, maybe we'll try a fourth crack.
* Started a CVS repository for future development. One of these decades
I'll figure out enough CVS to actually maintain this branch with it
* Followup-For now recognized as a pseudoheader.
(Closes: self-discovered-bug)
* Warn when the severity is downgraded by the severity lameness filter.
(Closes: #122962)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Mon, 10 Dec 2001 02:49:05 -0600
reportbug (1.40) unstable; urgency=medium
* Third crack at a final woody release. The 1.x series will approach
sqrt(2) asymptotically from here out.
* Cleaned up .reportbugrc handling code even more. As a bonus, 'bts'
finally works as a config file option...
* Suppress stderr diagnostics from dpkg --search.
* Fix severity specification in rc files, for real this time. A silly
thinko was stopping it from working. (Closes: #122539)
* Fix crash when --file is specified and not found. Also a side-effect
of implementing #121707. (Closes: #122648)
* Explicitly warn the user that temporary files might be located in
temporary directories, and thus might not persist. (Closes: #122652)
-- Chris Lawrence <> Thu, 6 Dec 2001 02:52:12 -0600
reportbug (1.39) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix stupidity in implementation of #121707.
-- Chris Lawrence <>