reportbug tries to relay through which does not work

John Hawkinson jhawk at MIT.EDU
Tue Jan 13 06:53:53 UTC 2009


> did you report it to the bug fixers? I've heard there's this reportbug
> function...

reportbug tries to send email to ubuntu-users. If bug reports
don't belong on ubuntu-users, someone should fix reportbug
not to do that!

Matthew Flaschen:

| I'm pretty sure this is an improvement.  Currently, there are still a
| lot of people that think it is possible to report Ubuntu bugs through
| reportbug.  If the SMTP server is disabled, they will receive no formal
| or informal response to their submissions, which will lead them faster
| to Launchpad (the real bug report system).

If you shouldn't use reportbug, then reportbug should be replaced
with a wrapper script that says "don't use reportbug, do <whatever>."
It's crazy to have an installed tool that claims to report a bug
if thee's no such thing.

I have no idea how Ubuntu bugs are really supposed to be handled, and
if reportbug really is deprecated. But if it is, it had better say so!

--jhawk at
  John Hawkinson

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