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Re: reportbug defaults [Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email]

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 00:24 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:
> > On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 08:44 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> >> On Tue, 16 May 2006, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> > On the "home desktop" reportbug uses Python's smtp library to send
> >> > email directly to the ISP's smtp server. And that's a good thing,
> >> > because, for a long time, reportbug did not have that feature, and
> >> > people who don't know how to configure MTAs were not able to send
> >> > bug reports.
> >> 
> >> reportbug sends mail to wherever it is configured; the default setup
> >> should be to send mail to bugs.debian.org, not the ISP's smtp server,
> >> since that can't be known in advance. [I don't know if this is the
> >> default now, but it should be the default.]
> >
> > bugs.d.o is the *destination*, not the journey.
> Isn't the default that reprotbug asks on the first run whether to use
> the local fetchmail / ISPs smpt or send to bugs.d.o now?

OK, I'm confused.

Isn't the question "How does the report gets from "the computer"
to bugs.d.o?"?

sendmail or smtp library, right?

When I first installed rb, it failed to work, because it wanted
to use sendmail, and the only way my PC sent mail to the outside
world was using my MUA pointing to smtp.<myisp>.net (because exim
was set up for local delivery only).

Later on, I tried again, and found that they had added (or made
it more clear in "reportbug --configure") the ability to use the
user's ISP to transport the email.

> What do you want? Skip the question and default to bugs.d.o?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as
many monuments to unveil."
Kin Hubbard

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