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Re: Bug#324296: ITP: ldapscripts -- Add and remove user and groups stored (using ldap)



Package: reportbug
Version: 3.15
Severity: important


Le Dim 21 Août 2005 17:02, Benjamin Seidenberg a écrit :
> Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > owner 324296 madcoder@debian.org submitter 324296
> > madcoder@debian.org thanks
> >
> > damned, why don't reportbug honour DEBEMAIL ?
>
> Had same issue, check your ~/.reportbugrc, it sets variables in that
> file when you first run it. DEBBUGEMAIL will override it (or you can
> just change the file). I had 2 people jump on me from debian-devel,
> even though I had already fixed it. :-)

I consider it a bug, an important one even.

  Reportbug never asked me for any information except the "experience" 
level I had, so if it was able to guess my information once, it should 
*NOT* store it. Such an information can change, and the user won't know 
that static settings have been set, and when he changes EMAIL, he won't 
receive mails from the maintainers back.

  Reportbug should :
    * either get EMAIL/DEBEMAIL/DEBBUGSEMAIL/... each time it is run
    * or ask the user to give such information (and then store it, since
      the user *KNOW* reportbug asked it to him)

This bug really is important because it can result in a permanent lost 
communication between a reporter and a package maintainer.

btw, I've not checked the reportbug man page, if such a behaviour is 
documented or not, but even if it is, since no "normal" user would ever 
need to read this manpage, such a behaviour still remains hidden, and 
thus is IMHO a bug. So *even* adding a note about such a behaviour in 
the manpage (or elsewhere) is not sufficient.


-- 
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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