reportbug tries to relay through fiordland.ubuntu.com which does not work
derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 13 14:21:02 UTC 2009
John Hawkinson wrote:
>> did you report it to the bug fixers? I've heard there's this reportbug
> 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.
I agree. Not much of one, but still 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
Absolutely it should. Absolutely, they've claimed multiple times to have a
fix (either to remove it or make it work). Reportbug has NEVER worked on
Ubuntu, and I've grown tired of feeding the bug report.
> 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.
Yes it is. But the poor developers insist that its a vital tool.
> 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!
Launchpad, it is, and it should.
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