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Reporting bugs [was Re: Apropos of spam..]

On Friday 10 October 2008 18:39:39 gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:24:19 +0100, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > E.g.  <quote> If you don't know, please report a bug describing the
> > problem you experienced to the upgrade-reports package. </quote>
> >
> > I simply don't understand what I must therefore do.  There doesn't seem
> > to be a package called upgrade-reports, so how and where do we report
> > what?
> You're right, there is no package 'upgrade-reports'; it is a so called
> 'pseudo-package', which means that the Bug Tracking System treats it
> like real packages and you can report bugs against it like against
> real packages.
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/pseudo-packages has a list of all
> pseudo-packages, and regarding this example it says:
> "upgrade-reports - Reports of upgrade problems for stable & testing"
> So if you detect a problem when upgrading your system to Lenny you
> can describe the problem by submitting a bug report against
> 'upgrade-reports', e.g. by simply typing 'reportbug upgrade-reports'.
> Hope that helps,

Tremendously.  I now have reportbug configured and waiting to be used, and it 
seems great at handholding which is what I told it that I wanted.

So I can almost guarantee that I will now have no problems at all between now 
and when Lenny is released!

I had obviously not asked the right questions, because I had never heard of 
reportbug before.  Now if I still can't get my scanner working....  It has 
worked before in Linux and I have the right packages (so far as I can tell, 
but I had better ask on this list before I submit a bug report)....

Thanks Gregor :-)


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