Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 00:49, Olivier Bonvalet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> then set the right permission on the config file and use smtppasswd
>> (man reportbug.conf for more info). You can also save the output from
>> reportbug on a file and send the report from another machine.
> 1) store smtppasswd in reportbug.conf : for sure, I will let my SMTP
> passwords in clear text everywhere.
you missed the part where I said "then set the right permission on the
config file" :) if you're not the only one (and so you could use the
~/.reportbugrc file with perms that *only* the user read it) reporting
bugs on that machine, then either you don't provide an email
capability for users on that server (f.e. a local MTA forwarding to
the real one) or any other users have to know that pwd.
> 2) store output in a file, read it, then copy/paste on my MUA : you call
> that user friendly ? ;)
No, but it's a viable solution (and I heard several people are already
doing similar stuff).
PS: I don't know how much of this still belongs to d-devel (honestly,
very few of the discussions about reportbug arisen from this thread
does) and so you might probably want to move the conversation to
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi