reportbug tries to relay through which does not work

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Jan 13 14:22:20 UTC 2009

Matthew Flaschen wrote:

> John Hawkinson wrote:
>> Package: reportbug
>> Version: 3.39ubuntu3
>> Severity: important
>> reportbug's default configuration attempts to send mail via a system
>> that does not accept mail, throwing away bug reports.
> 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).
> Now granted, it would help if Bug 31508
> ( were fixed after almost 2
> years.  But that's clearly not the only way...

It's actually much more than two years.  The original bug got "lost" when 
launchpad was created...

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