manpage should mention that the default in Ubuntu is not to send to Debian

Bug #163924 reported by James Westby
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
reportbug (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Low
Daniel Hahler

Bug Description

Binary package hint: reportbug

Hi,

The reportbug manpage states

       -B SYSTEM, --bts=SYSTEM
              Instead of the Debian bug server (or the bug server specified in
              /etc/reportbug.conf, use the server specified by SYSTEM. You
              can specify help to get a list of supported servers.

I think that it should state that Ubuntu ships a change in the default
/etc/reportbug.conf, e.g.

       -B SYSTEM, --bts=SYSTEM
              Instead of the Debian bug server (or the bug server specified in
              /etc/reportbug.conf (ubuntu on Ubuntu systems), use the server
              specified by SYSTEM. You can specify help to get a list of supported
              servers.

It does state where the report is going when you start reportbug, but that might
be missed.

Thanks,

James

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Daniel Hahler (blueyed)
Changed in reportbug:
assignee: nobody → blueyed
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

I've included the fix for this in the debdiff for bug 114917.

Changed in reportbug:
assignee: blueyed → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

I removed the fix for this bug from the debdiff for 114917 because the fix for this bug was incomplete. At the start of the man page it also mentions sending to Debian by default. Please resubmit with a complete fix.

Daniel Hahler (blueyed)
Changed in reportbug:
assignee: nobody → blueyed
status: Triaged → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package reportbug - 3.39ubuntu3

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reportbug (3.39ubuntu3) hardy; urgency=low

  * reportbug.1: mention Ubuntu specific changes (LP: #163924)

 -- Daniel Hahler <email address hidden> Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:41:19 +0100

Changed in reportbug:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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