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and subject line Bug#851268: fixed in sopel 6.5.3-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #851268,
regarding sopel: first sopel start fails because of missing configration
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Package: sopel
Version: 6.5.0-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

Thank you for creating the sopel package for Debian.

   * What led up to the situation?

I installed the package and tried to configure it by using the commands
which were in the README.Debian file.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

I ran the following commands as root:
chown sopel /etc/sopel.cfg
sudo -u sopel sopel --config /etc/sopel.cfg --configure-all

   * What was the outcome of this action?

Creating a config directory at ~/.sopel...
Please answer the following questions to create your configuration file:

Encountered an error while writing the config file. This shouldn't happen. 
Check permissions.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 338, in 
  File "/usr/lib/python3.5/", line 241, in makedirs
    mkdir(name, mode)
PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/logs'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 59, in 
    getattr(self, value)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 306, in 
    return self.parse(main_config, this_section, value)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 341, in 
    "Value must be an existing or creatable directory.")
ValueError: Value must be an existing or creatable directory.

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/sopel", line 11, in <module>
    load_entry_point('sopel==6.5.0', 'console_scripts', 'sopel')()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/", line 111, in main
    _wizard('all', opts.config)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 217, in 
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 250, in 
    config = Config(configpath, validate=False)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 64, in 
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 118, in 
    setattr(self, name, cls_(self, name, validate=validate))
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sopel/config/", line 63, in 
ValueError: Invalid value for core.logdir: Value must be an existing or 
creatable directory.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

The possibility to configure sopel.

To be able to configure sopel, the command should be:
sudo -u sopel sopel --config /etc/sopel --configure-all

Notice there is no .cfg at the end of the config file.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.8.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages sopel depends on:
ii  adduser              3.115
ii  init-system-helpers  1.46
ii  lsb-base             9.20161125
ii  python3-enchant      1.6.7-1
ii  python3-requests     2.12.4-1
ii  python3-tz           2016.7-0.2
pn  python3:any          <none>

Versions of packages sopel recommends:
ii  ipython3            5.1.0-3
ii  python3-feedparser  5.1.3-3
ii  python3-lxml        3.6.4-1
ii  python3-praw        3.3.0-1
ii  python3-xmltodict   0.10.2-1

sopel suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/sopel.cfg changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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Source: sopel
Source-Version: 6.5.3-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
sopel, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Antoine Beaupré <> (supplier of updated sopel package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:51:57 -0400
Source: sopel
Binary: sopel
Architecture: source all
Version: 6.5.3-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Antoine Beaupré <>
Changed-By: Antoine Beaupré <>
 sopel      - simple, lightweight, open source, easy-to-use IRC utility bot
Closes: 851268
 sopel (6.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   * new upstream release
   * fix error in configuration sample (Closes: #851268)
   * remove patch about missing dependencies in jessie, we are beyond
     oldstable backports now
   * add patch to remove ipython support, which will soon be removed
     upstream, as it breaks trivial backporting to stretch
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 b5b0f0d882f5e52da2bfb579dc67c4f4 5775 net optional 



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