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Re: Bug#417861: Did not set wishlist severity

Anthony Towns schrieb:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 04:45:27PM +0200, Bastian Venthur wrote:
>> Am 05.04.2007 03:51 schrieb Charles Plessy:
>>> I used reportbug-ng to send a wishlist bug, but it appears with the
>>> Normal ones.
>>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=417581
>> Hmm, I see what you mean, the BTS seems to think this bug is normal. I
>> doubt this is a bug of reportbug-ng I think it should be a bug for
>> debbugs, since it ignored the severity in this case.
> Pseudoheaders are required to have some contents, so when debbugs saw
> "Version:" without an actual version, it stopped looking at them. That's
> a reportbug-ng bug, and the ultimate cause of this. I've no idea if we
> want to change debbugs to deal more nicely with empty pseudo-headers, but
> reportbug-ng definitely shouldn't be generating them.

RNG doesn't generate empty pseudo headers anymore. But the problem was
not debbugs ignoring the empty Version:-line (which would be fine), but
the whole rest after this line including the severity.

I think it should be more robust against such cases. If there is a
stop/quit/--/ etc line in the mail, it could try to process as much of
the found pseudoheaders above this line as possible. This shouldn't be
hard to implement and wouldn't hurt either.

But anyway, this bug is fixed on my side, so do whatever you want with
this hint :)



Bastian Venthur                                      http://venthur.de
Debian Developer                                 venthur at debian org

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