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and subject line Bug#769013: fixed in reportbug 6.6.4
has caused the Debian Bug report #769013,
regarding Reportbug, UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte
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Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.4+deb7u1

Description: while trying to send a bugreport concerning ssmtp, I passed the 
stages where I was invited to check if the error was already reported, then 
reportbug ended with the following error

Looking up dependencies of ssmtp...
Getting changed configuration files...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 2206, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1080, in main
    return iface.user_interface()
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1819, in user_interface
    conftext = conftext + u'%s %s\n' % (f, confinfo[f])
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 32: 
ordinal not in range(128)

Architecture is 3.4.103-g9a1cd03 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Nov 2 18:38:54 CET 2014 
armv7l GNU/Linux
$ dpkg -s libc6 | grep ^Version
Version: 2.19-12

Note that I could use reportbug not interactively:
$ reportbug -q --template -T none -s none -S normal -b --list-cc none -q 
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Note: bug reports are publicly archived (including the email address of the 
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Yves Caniou <>' as your from address.
Getting status for reportbug...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Maintainer for reportbug is 'Reportbug Maintainers 
Looking up dependencies of reportbug...
Getting status for related package python-reportbug...
Looking up 'depends' of related package python-reportbug...
Looking up 'suggests' of related package python-reportbug...
Getting changed configuration files...

Rewriting subject to 'reportbug: none'
Gathering additional data, this may take a while...
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
From: Yves Caniou <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: reportbug: none
X-Debbugs-Cc: none

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.4+deb7u1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
*** Please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***

   * What led up to the situation?
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
   * What was the outcome of this action?
   * What outcome did you expect instead?

*** End of the template - remove these lines ***

-- Package-specific info:
** /home/ycaniou/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.4.4"
mode standard
ui text
email ""
smtphost ""
smtpuser "ycaniou"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.7
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 
'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: armhf (armv7l)

Kernel: Linux 3.4.103-g9a1cd03 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-4+deb7u1
ii  python-reportbug  6.4.4+deb7u1

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                               <none>
pn  debconf-utils                            <none>
pn  debsums                                  <none>
pn  dlocate                                  <none>
pn  emacs22-bin-common | emacs23-bin-common  <none>
ii  file                                     5.11-2+deb7u5
ii  gnupg                                    1.4.12-7+deb7u6
pn  python-gtk2                              <none>
pn  python-gtkspell                          <none>
pn  python-urwid                             <none>
pn  python-vte                               <none>
ii  ssmtp [mail-transport-agent]             2.64-8
pn  xdg-utils                                <none>

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-4+deb7u1
ii  python-debian     0.1.21
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python-support    1.0.15

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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the bug report number within an hour; if you haven't received a confirmation, 
then the bug reporting process failed at some point (reportbug or
MTA failure, BTS maintenance, etc.).

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Source: reportbug
Source-Version: 6.6.4

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
reportbug, 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
Sandro Tosi <> (supplier of updated reportbug package)

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Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:46:01 +0100
Source: reportbug
Binary: reportbug python-reportbug
Architecture: source all
Version: 6.6.4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Reportbug Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Sandro Tosi <>
 python-reportbug - Python modules for interacting with bug tracking systems
 reportbug  - reports bugs in the Debian distribution
Closes: 612712 642096 661563 666116 672487 683116 685826 685829 690882 702521 
739507 761206 761367 765546 769013 769055 769355 771833 773606 776015 779200 
780825 782319
 reportbug (6.6.4) unstable; urgency=medium
   * reportbug/
     - fix usage of singular they in RFH description; thanks to Doug Torrance 
       the report; Closes: #776015
     - clarify the menu for partial/all archs for binNMUs and RMs; thanks to
       Kamaraju Kusumanchi for the report; Closes: #773606
     - clarify to not select any item in the suite menu for to
       choose 'unstable', that should work on every UI available; thanks to
       Rafael Laboissiere for the report; Closes: #765546
     - extend release.d.o binNMUs handling to include a menu to request the 
       the binNMU is for; thanks to Andreas Beckmann for the report and Niels
       Thykier, Adam D. Barratt from release team for help; Closes: #769355
   * share/script
     - report PAGER environment variable when filing a bug against reportbug
   * reportbug/ui/
     - correctly acquire GDK mutual exclusion lock
   * reportbug/
     - correctly handle the case where there is not MTA or smtphost defined;
       Closes: #782319, #780825, #769055
     - use ui.final_message() when printing the last message and then exit
   * bin/reportbug
     - suggest to contact Debian support channels when reporting bugs against
       generic packages; thanks to Tomas Pospisek for the patch; Closes: #661563
     - set default encoding to UTF-8, should prevent all the 
       'ascii' codec can't decode" bugs; Closes: #769013, #739507, #761367,
       #771833, #672487, #739507, #612712, #690882, #779200, #642096, #666116
     - --tag cli option now correctly generates the list of available tags based
       on the selected mode, which includes 'security'; Closes: #685826
   * reportbug/{, ui/}, test/test_{,}
     - use HTTPS when connecting to Debian BTS
   * bin/reportbug, reportbug/ui/
     - make the Cancel button in Urwid interface works for tags and severity
       lists; thanks to Ryan Kavanagh for report and patch; Closes: #702521
   * reportbug/
     - support LANG declined Description-xx field in package information; thanks
       to Robert Luberda for the report; Closes: #683116
   * bin/reportbug, man/reportbug.1
     - add --{no-}security-team, to declare to send (or not) the report only to
       the security team since it is (or not) an undisclosed vulnerability;
       Closes: #685829
   * bin/reportbug, reportbug/
     - remove 'base' pseudo-package, to be deprecated in BTS too; Closes: 
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