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Re: reportbug reports are not sent

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 18:57:06 Russ Allbery wrote:
> Joseph Herlant <herlantj@gmail.com> writes:
> > Reportbug sends mails via your local mail server by default.
> Pretty sure this isn't true any more, is it?  I think it's now using the
> submit port and sending mail directly to a Debian host.  (Of course,
> that's unstable/testing; stable may be too old for that.)

It looks to me like reportbug still submits bug reports via smtp.
/etc/reportbug.conf on my local machine it's set to use "submit", but the man 
page for reportbug.conf indicates that this means "submission address -- i.e. 
the email address submit@bugs.debian.org -- not a submission port 
over the web.

The way I tested this without sending an actual bug report was to set Exim4 
via /etc/default/exim4 to QUEUERUNNER='queueonly', restarting Exim4, and 
creating a bug report.  The mail then only gets queued, not sent, so it shows 
up via 'mailq' and can be removed via 'exim4 -Mrm <message ID>' so that it 
won't get sent when setting the QUEUERUNNER back to 'combined'.

  -- Chris


Chris Knadle

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