Package: reportbug Severity: wishlist X-Debbugs-CC: email@example.com Hi (again), here is another wishlist bug inspired by the current thread on debian-devel. As several people noticed, it is not at all obvious that reportbug actually works very well without a local MTA or a smarthost. Suggestions so far: - changes in the wording - skipping the question for "novice" or even "standard" - both ;) A quote below of a relevant message in case you didn't follow the thread. Regards, Andrei On Vi, 23 iul 10, 16:03:05, Julien Viard de Galbert wrote: > On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 09:23:12AM +0300, Andrei Popescu wrote: > > On Vi, 23 iul 10, 02:51:36, brian m. carlson wrote: > > > On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 10:26:47AM +1000, Brian May wrote: > > > > On 23 July 2010 10:03, brian m. carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > You can use "smtphost reportbug.debian.org" in the configuration file. > > > > > As for blocking direct outgoing SMTP connections: > > > > > > > > This is news for me. Is there any thoughts on making this the default? > > > > > > It's enabled if stupidmode is set. To do that, say that "no" when > > > asked if you have an MTA configured and just hit enter when it asks for > > > your smarthost. You can always edit the config file as well. It will > > > print the same lines regardless, except that they're commented out when > > > stupidmode is off. > > > > How about not asking at all if the user chooses 'novice', or even > > 'standard'. > > Or maybe just making the text explain that the default will actually work. > I currently reads: > | Do you have a "mail transport agent" (MTA) like Exim, Postfix or SSMTP > | configured on this computer to send mail to the Internet? [Y|n|q|?]? n > | Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called something like > | "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". If you need to use a different port > | than default, use the <host>:<port> alternative format. Just press ENTER if you > | don't have one or don't know. > > When I read that, I just though if I hit enter, it will just not be able to > send mails... So on my laptop I configured my home MTA, but it only works when > I'm at home... According to what you are saying I should have left it blank > here. > > What about adding "(It will directly connect to debian)" or something > similar to the message above ?
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