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Re: Bug#605892: please state that mails will be publically archived

Hi Zack & all other :)

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:10, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
> I suggest to fix this bug, in reportbug, with a concise, non-scary, and
> yet very clear message like: "your bug report will be given a unique
> identification number and then stored publicly on the web at
> http://bugs.debian.org/XXXXXX";. The text can probably be improved and
> also blended with some other message that reportbug is already
> reporting.

I was thinking about a one-off acceptance question, the first time you
execute reportbug after the introduction of this alert (the result
will be writtent to ~/.reportbugrc), just like:

  Bug reports are publicly archived on bugs.debian.org and may also be
forwarded to other publicly archived places (like mailing lists). Do
you accept it (if not, you won't be able to use reportbug)?

and in case teh answer is "Yes" than store this value in the conf
file, else either write "No" in the conf file or don't write anything
at all and exit (this way even further execution of reportbug will
trigger the blocking question). If answered "Yes" once, you'll allowed
to report bugs without the question being displayed all the time
(because in particular in the textual UI, there are quite a lot of
messages :) ).

Would this solution be acceptable? More over, what's the urgency of
the resolution of this: do we want this for Squeeze?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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