Re: reportbug reports are not sent
On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Chris Knadle wrote:
> - Using "regular" IMAP (i.e. not "disconnected" IMAP) is common, and
> in that setup there are only mail indexes locally, and not actual mail
> content. I'm not sure how most MUAs would see an mbox or Maildir file
> dropped to it in this case.
All the MUA's I've used have local mailboxes - drafts, templates etc
in addition to IMAP.
> - In the case of KMail2 mail storage is now done via Akonadi which
> uses MySQL for storage, so its mail storage isn't in mbox or Maildir
> anymore. :-(
IIRC Akonadi is just an indexer, not a data store and is also
obsoleted by another system now. There should be a drafts folder for
> - In the case of Kmail v1 the default location for mail storage was
> in subdirectories under ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/ rather than under
> ~/mail or ~/Mail like one would expect. [For Debian this issue is
> limited to Wheezy.] The main point for mentioning this is that it's
> not immediately obvious where to drop an email file to so that it
> will be seen by every MUA.
Should be doable by checking various paths and also the user's desktop
settings to see which is preferred.
> - Users that exclusively use webmail won't see local mail.
> Unfortunately getting to be common today. :-(
Indeed, perhaps a browser API is needed for this. If not maybe
reportbug could write a HTML file that does some tricks and have the
browser load it.
> - Users that don't use email at all. Might be alien to us in Debian
> (or at least it surprises me), but that seems to be happening too.
Solvable too I think, some prior work on that:
> I've been using reportbug-ng (happily) and thus sending bug reports formatted
> by reportbug-ng using a normal mail client. It detects locally installed MUAs
> (but it doesn't detect any of the webmail I occasionally use AFAICT). It's
> definitely worth trying IMHO.
IIRC the webmail things are disabled in the code but work if you enable them.