Should reportbug be usable?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Aug 1 14:11:55 CDT 2005

On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 07:47:22PM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
> Is it possible to use reportbug to report bugs in Ubuntu?
> I've tried both Bugzilla and Malone before, but I just like reportbug so
> much better!

reportbug does 'work', but it sends your bug report to a mailing list,
rather than to an Ubuntu bug tracking system.  reportbug can't yet integrate
with Bugzilla or Malone.

> I did run into a problem using it to report a bug on OpenBox:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1656, in ?
>        main()
>    File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1647, in main
>        smtphost, options.smtpuser, options.smtppasswd, options.paranoid)
>    File "/usr/share/reportbug/", line 415, in send_report
>        (sysinfo['email'] % 'n'), (sysinfo['email'] % '999999'))
> TypeError: not all arguments converted during string formatting

This is a bug in reportbug, which I thought was fixed some time ago.

 - mdz

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