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What do developers need in a bug report?

 There are many sources of information for a bug report:

 [ ] Depended packages information (version, status, etc)
 [ ] Modified conffiles
 [ ] Machine/hardware description (memory, etc)
 [ ] Boot time messages
 [ ] Core dump file
 [ ] Package's custom bugreport script

 Some thoughts:

 The problem is that some error clearly don't need the information... You
send a bug report about xbase menus, and bug tries to send all modified X
conffiles..! And.. for some packages the maintainer can know of some known
error causing conditions that he may want to check with a custom script
(/var/lib/dpkg/info/package.bugreport?). If the package deals with sound,
it may want to include a cat of /dev/sndstat...

 As you may note, I'm giving questions... not answers.... =)

Nicolás Lichtmaier.-

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