Bug#293277: debbugs: misc. fixes to scripts/service.in and debian/control
I'm sorry this is a bit of an omnibus request, but it's for fairly minor
Don Armstrong and Adam Heath have both reviewed this patch, and had no
The patch includes a Debian changelog entry that documents my changes
extensively. Here they are:
* (scripts/service.in): Fix several cosmetic problems:
+ Clarify message as being due to administrative prohibition when a user
is refused access thanks to being in @gFuckheads. Also report the
reply-to address so affected so that such prohibitions can be more
easily debugged by the BTS administrators, and accidents more readily
detected (shock, horror!).
+ Clarify that the "close" command is deprecated for most, but not all
+ State the address of the person who requested a submitter change
literally instead of using the ambiguous and possibly incorrect term
"them" (the requestor might be a "he" or "she").
+ Always report a bug's previous state when changing it; this makes it
easier to revert mistaken changes:
- If a bug is being reassigned but was not assigned to any package,
report that fact.
- Indicate old severity when changing to a new severity.
- Indicate other bugs a report was merged with when unmerging it.
- Indicate the specific other bugs a bug is merged with when refusing to
+ Use double-quotes (") instead of grave accents and apostrophes as
+ Fix a couple of other very minor instances of non-idiomatic punctuation
orthography to be consistent with standard usage.
+ Consistently put periods at the ends of sentences and fragments
otherwise treated as sentences.
+ Fix some awkward back-indentation that appears to have been intended to
force lines to fit within 80 columns, a convention which is generally
disregarded throughout the file anyway. (These lines were changed to
wrap and use the string-concatenation operator as necessary.)
* (debian/control): Rewrite short and extended package description.
* (debian/control): Don't recommend a pure virtual package (httpd);
instead recommend apache with httpd as an alternative -- quiets Lintian
I hope this patch is of some use. The most important parts to me
personally are the reporting of previous bug state when changing it via the
 Adam had a performance-based objection to the way the @gFuckheads array
is scanned for matches with $replyto, but 1) his criticism is of the
existing method; 2) I am not comfortable implementing his suggestion as I
didn't understand it; 3) he also observed that the performance issue may
not be all that important since (if I recall his words correctly) the
control message processing doesn't take place in a persistent process.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-powerpc-smp
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages debbugs depends on:
ii ed 0.2-20 The classic unix line editor
pn libio-stringy-perl Not found.
ii libmailtools-perl 1.62-1 Manipulate email in perl programs
pn libmime-perl Not found.
ii perl [perl5] 5.8.4-5 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction
ii postfix [mail-transport-agent 2.1.5-5 A high-performance mail transport