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Usage of reportbug with Debian provided smtphost (Was: Bug#980765: eigensoft: absolute path to fixgreen in /usr/bin/ploteig)

Hi Tony,

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 12:12:05AM +0000, Tony Travis wrote:
> The problem with "reportbug" is that it needs an MTA configured on the
> system you are reporting from but most people like me using Ubuntu do not
> use "mutt" and a local MTA.

That's not true any more.  Either you remove your ~/.reportbugrc than
it will be created properly from scratch or you add a line

   smtphost reportbug.debian.org

This works like a charm for years.

> Furthermore, the Ubuntu "apport" system is for
> reporting BUGs in Ubuntu and I realise that the Debian-Med team are the
> people doing the packaging of this software. I've also reported a BUG in
> "metaphlan2" to the Debian-Med list, but I will try my best to use
> "reportbug" again: The last time I tried I gave up in frustration!

Please let us know about the actual output that might create frustration
at your side. ;-)

Kind regards



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