RE: How to report a bug in Debian using reportbug

Vlad GURDIGA's picture

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If I'm not missing anything, the reportbug package doesn't seem to be
found when you install the minimal system:

root@debian:~# aptitude install reportbug
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.

root@debian:~# uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 21:36:00 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux
root@debian:~# cat /etc/debian_version
6.0.1
root@debian:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 NETINST
Binary-1 20110320-15:03]/ squeeze main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 NETINST
Binary-1 20110320-15:03]/ squeeze main

deb http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

# squeeze-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
root@debian:~#

How to report a bug in Debian using reportbug

Sven Joachim's picture

On 2011-05-28 15:06 +0200, Vlad GURDIGA wrote:

> If I'm not missing anything, the reportbug package doesn't seem to be
> found when you install the minimal system:

Not in a minimal system, but in a standard system (the one you get when
you don't select anything else during installation).

> root@debian:~# aptitude install reportbug
> No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.

AFAICS this means that reportbug is already installed in the latest
version, otherwise aptitude would install it (or tell you that it cannot
be found).

> root@debian:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
> #
>
> # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 NETINST
> Binary-1 20110320-15:03]/ squeeze main
>
> #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 NETINST
> Binary-1 20110320-15:03]/ squeeze main
>
> deb http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
> deb-src http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main
>
> deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
>
> # squeeze-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
> deb http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
> deb-src http://ftp.ro.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main

Looks good.

Sven

How to report a bug in Debian using reportbug

Robert Holtzman's picture

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 03:39:14PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2011-05-28 15:06 +0200, Vlad GURDIGA wrote:
>
> > If I'm not missing anything, the reportbug package doesn't seem to be
> > found when you install the minimal system:
>
> Not in a minimal system, but in a standard system (the one you get when
> you don't select anything else during installation).
>
> > root@debian:~# aptitude install reportbug
> > No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
> > 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> > Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
>
> AFAICS this means that reportbug is already installed in the latest
> version, otherwise aptitude would install it (or tell you that it cannot
> be found).

........snip.......

Looks like he needs to run "dpkg -l reportbug".

How to report a bug in Debian using reportbug

William Hopkins's picture

On 05/28/11 at 04:06pm, Vlad GURDIGA wrote:
> If I'm not missing anything, the reportbug package doesn't seem to be
> found when you install the minimal system:
>
> root@debian:~# aptitude install reportbug
> No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
> 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.

try dpkg -l reportbug, looks like it's already installed.