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Re: teaching users how to submit good bug reports

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 11:03:08AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sun, 25 Jul 2010, Marc Haber wrote:

> >> You assume that users know that we're willing to take bug reports.

> > If you can come up with a good way to inform users of that without
> > annoying users who already know that, by all means do so. Otherwise,
> > while I grant your point, I don't see what I can or should do about
> > it.

> There's probably something wrong with this idea or someone would have
> suggested it already, but what about putting a mention of reportbug in our
> default /etc/motd?

Nowadays the default /etc/motd on Ubuntu points at help.ubuntu.com; perhaps
there's a similar high-level resource for Debian (which I'm not able to
think of at the moment) that could include information about reporting bugs?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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