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Bug#136654: Adding missing headers to debbugs-mails

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 10:36:45PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 07:25:24PM +0100, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > There is header missing in mails send by debbugs.
> > Courier grouses:
> > ---
> > The following message contains 8-bit content, but does not have the
> > required MIME headers for 8-bit data transport.
> > 
> > See <URL:ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2045.txt> for more information.
> > ---
> > 
> > Looking at the mail I found the missing header:
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> > 
> > Then I searched the debbugs-code and found the scripts:
> > At the tar.gz in scripts/[html-control.in|process.in|service.in]
> > and at installed .deb in /usr/lib/debbugs/[html-control|process|service]
> > At every mail this header has to be added.
> What is this 8-bit content Courier is talking about? Perhaps translated
> docs?

It could also be when debbugs is sending a reply including the original
message. Right now that happens by just tacking it on to the end - in
the brave new world it should really be a separate MIME part instead
with its own content-type and encoding.

If debbugs is just forwarding a message you've sent, then it preserves
the original MIME headers (well, at least in the instance currently
running on bugs.debian.org, I haven't looked at 2.3-4). Altering them,
e.g. by adding a Content-Transfer-Encoding, would be a bad idea; that
should only apply to parts generated by debbugs.

Jonas, it would be useful if you said exactly which mails Courier
complains about.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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