aptitude should suggest reportbug as some features use it

Bug #956107 reported by Vincent Stehlé on 2012-03-15
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aptitude (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Following terminal output captured while installing libc6-dbg (and other packages) on a target with Ubuntu core filesystem.
reportbug is not installed on the target

aptitude
sh: 1: reportbug: not found
Reporting a bug in libc6-dbg:
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 60207 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libc6-dev 2.15-0ubuntu3 (using .../libc6-dev_2.15-0ubuntu5_armhf.deb) ...
...
Setting up libc6-dbg (2.15-0ubuntu5) ...
Press return to continue.

I suspect the 'sh: 1:' line denotes an error in a script, which relies on reportbug.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libc6-dbg 2.15-0ubuntu5
Uname: Linux 3.3.0-rc7 armv7l
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: armhf
Date: Thu Mar 15 16:28:48 2012
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: eglibc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vincent Stehlé (vstehle) wrote :
Vincent Stehlé (vstehle) wrote :

This is with libc6-dbg version 2.15-0ubuntu5

Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

There's nothing in glibc that runs reportbug automatically, this looks to be something aptitude is attempting to do on your behalf.

affects: eglibc (Ubuntu) → aptitude (Ubuntu)
Axel Beckert (xtaran) wrote :

This may happen if a user presses "B" in aptitude and reportbug is not installed. Aptitude doesn't seem to have a dependency on reportbug. So it should probably "suggest" reportbug. Retitling the bug accordingly.

summary: - libc6-dbg relies on reportbug, does not depend on it
+ aptitude should suggest reportbug as some features use it
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