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Old 05-13-2011, 11:10 PM
Paul E Condon
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I
didn't succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second
try i got floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze
i386 and so far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional
result of using businesscard pointed to an approx server that points
to ftp.us.debian.org .

It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.

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Old 05-14-2011, 12:34 AM
Klistvud
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

Dne, 14. 05. 2011 01:10:18 je Paul E Condon napisal(a):

I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I
didn't succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second
try i got floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze
i386 and so far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional
result of using businesscard pointed to an approx server that points
to ftp.us.debian.org .

It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.



All I know is the (same?) bug hit me a couple months ago. Then,
eventually, it went away with one of the many updates. In the meantime,
I just used the Debian BTS site. One would wish reportbug was more
stable ... the stable branch at least


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Old 05-14-2011, 06:46 AM
Camaleón
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

On Fri, 13 May 2011 17:10:18 -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:

> I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I didn't
> succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second try i got
> floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze i386 and so
> far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional result of using
> businesscard pointed to an approx server that points to
> ftp.us.debian.org .
>
> It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
> in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
> information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.

You can report a bug over reportbug. Attach the crash error you get and
the usual stuff :-)

I've also seen (from time to time) crashes in bugreport but in all the
occasions, it recovered by itself after running the program later. Not
sure how interpret that sporadic-and-auto-recovering crashes but if you
are in a hurry and need to report a bug, use the e-mail method (is rock
solid though not very intuitive, at least for the first time you use it).

Sending the bug report via e-mail
http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting.en.html

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:10 AM
Andrei Popescu
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

On Vi, 13 mai 11, 17:10:18, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I
> didn't succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second
> try i got floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze
> i386 and so far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional
> result of using businesscard pointed to an approx server that points
> to ftp.us.debian.org .
>
> It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
> in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
> information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.

I've had issues in the past with the GUI interface. You could try

reportbug --configure

and select another interface.

Regards,
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:13 PM
Paul E Condon
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

On 20110514_141051, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Vi, 13 mai 11, 17:10:18, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I
> > didn't succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second
> > try i got floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze
> > i386 and so far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional
> > result of using businesscard pointed to an approx server that points
> > to ftp.us.debian.org .
> >
> > It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
> > in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
> > information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.
>
> I've had issues in the past with the GUI interface. You could try
>
> reportbug --configure
>
> and select another interface.

Less is more.
And, I've discovered where the config is kept, ~/.reportbug, without
the overhead of dpkg-reconfigure. Nice.

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Old 05-14-2011, 08:57 PM
Freeman
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 05:10:18PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I
> didn't succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second
> try i got floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze
> i386 and so far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional
> result of using businesscard pointed to an approx server that points
> to ftp.us.debian.org .
>
> It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
> in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
> information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.
>

I like the gui on reportbug-ng. Speeds things up over reportbug IMHO. Also
uses color coding nicely for clarity.

Still works.

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:27 PM
Paul E Condon
 
Default how do i report a bug in reportbug ?

On 20110514_135701, Freeman wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 05:10:18PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > I tried to use reportbug to report a bug (wishlist) in approx. I
> > didn't succeed because first i got a segmentation fault and on second
> > try i got floating point exception. My computer is running Squeeze
> > i386 and so far as I know the installation is totally unexceptional
> > result of using businesscard pointed to an approx server that points
> > to ftp.us.debian.org .
> >
> > It appears to be a python problem. I don't know python at all. I have,
> > in the past, successfully followed instructions to submit debug
> > information. but debug reportbug??? I need help.
> >
>
> I like the gui on reportbug-ng. Speeds things up over reportbug IMHO. Also
> uses color coding nicely for clarity.
>
> Still works.

The situation that I was experiencing was seg fault or FP exception
during execution of reportbug with my report never being transmitted.

I discovered the problem when I was trying to report a wish that
others might consider trivial, and I have not actually found time to
revisit reporting it. I realized that some day I might actually need
help on something that was important to me, and I should prepare for
that day.

People have different perceptions of color. For me, the standard
Debian choices for ls, mutt, and aptitude, don't really work.
Without some adjustments in gnome-terminal preferences, I can not
read much important detail on the screen at all. And the changes
needed are different for each of the three. so I have four
gnome-terminal profiles, Default, aptitude, ls, and mutt. Sometimes
I pipe ls output through less just to quickly get rid of the
coloring. And, yes, it would be silly for me to advocate that
others adopt my color perception system.

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Old 05-15-2011, 07:41 PM
Freeman
 
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On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 10:27:58AM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On 20110514_135701, Freeman wrote:
> > On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 05:10:18PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:

. . .

> > I like the gui on reportbug-ng. Speeds things up over reportbug IMHO. Also
> > uses color coding nicely for clarity.
> >
> > Still works.
>
> The situation that I was experiencing was seg fault or FP exception
> during execution of reportbug with my report never being transmitted.
>
> I discovered the problem when I was trying to report a wish that
> others might consider trivial, and I have not actually found time to
> revisit reporting it. I realized that some day I might actually need
> help on something that was important to me, and I should prepare for
> that day.
>
> People have different perceptions of color. For me, the standard
> Debian choices for ls, mutt, and aptitude, don't really work.
> Without some adjustments in gnome-terminal preferences, I can not
> read much important detail on the screen at all. And the changes
> needed are different for each of the three. so I have four
> gnome-terminal profiles, Default, aptitude, ls, and mutt. Sometimes
> I pipe ls output through less just to quickly get rid of the
> coloring. And, yes, it would be silly for me to advocate that
> others adopt my color perception system.

Actually, if you haven't, you might look at reportbug-ng. The color coding
of bug levels is configurable, which might be helpful for you.

The general display is html. Maybe it uses the default web browser and its
gui settings?

No python probs. Uses Qt.

P.S. Looks like I have to prepare for visual access probs in the future.
(Pun intended.) Wasn't happy to get the news on that. Then again, a lit
screen, well adjusted, might make some things clearer.

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