Re: How to change the From: field in bug reports
Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I had some problems when reporting bugs when using a box which is
> sometimes down (some people here think that W95 is more usable than
> Debian :-(().
> I hoped to get my correct E-mail address included in the bug report
> but setting the EMAIL variable but this fails.
> Looking at `man bug' I found the -H option. Would this do
> the job right. Can anybody give me an example for the correct use
> or point me to some more detailed documentation.
> It's a little bit hard to "test bug-reports" without confusing
> the maintainer of the package :-).
bug uses AFAIK the environment variable REPLYTO.
(or is it EMAIL?)
KeyID: 2048/E451C639 1998/01/28
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Here is a patch for one of the nastiest 2.1 (and earlier)
problems: the uptime counter wraps back to zero after 497 days. The
heartbreak of seeing that carefully-nurtured uptime go to zero is not
something that should be inflicted on anybody.
-- http://lwn.net/ August 27, 1998