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and subject line Bug#794590: fixed in reportbug 6.6.5
has caused the Debian Bug report #794590,
regarding reportbug: Produces backtrace when run from within emacs
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Package: reportbug
Version: 6.6.4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I wanted to report a bug from within emacs so I ran `M-x debian-bug`, answered
the questions and was presented with a mail buffer containing a backtrace.

  ----- 8< -----
  To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
  Subject: reportbug: Produces backtrace when invoked from emacs
  X-Debbugs-CC: Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen _at_>
  From: Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen _at_>
  --text follows this line--
  Severity: normal
    File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1002, in main
      (options, args) = parser.parse_args()
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1400, in parse_args
      stop = self._process_args(largs, rargs, values)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1444, in _process_args
      self._process_short_opts(rargs, values)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1551, in _process_short_opts
      option.process(opt, value, values, self)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 789, in process
      self.action, self.dest, opt, value, values, parser)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 809, in take_action
      self.callback(self, opt, value, parser, *args, **kwargs)
    File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 760, in verify_append_option
      elif value in valid:
  TypeError: argument of type 'function' is not iterable
  -- Package-specific info:
  <#part type="text/plain" disposition=attachment description="Bug script 
  Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2     EPSON FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
  FSF Associate Member #1962               Help support software freedom
  ----- >8 -----

I removed the backtrace and went on to write and submit a bugreport.  I promptly
got a message that my report could not be processed because it was missing a few
of the fields expected in the body (Package: and probably others).

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/olaf/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.6.4"
mode standard
ui text
email ""
http_proxy "";

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 
'stable-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.9-1
ii  python-reportbug  6.6.4
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                  <none>
pn  debconf-utils               <none>
pn  debsums                     <none>
pn  dlocate                     <none>
ii  dma [mail-transport-agent]  0.9-1
ii  emacs24-bin-common          24.5+1-1
ii  file                        1:5.22+15-2
ii  gnupg                       1.4.19-5
ii  python-gtk2                 2.24.0-4
pn  python-gtkspell             <none>
pn  python-urwid                <none>
ii  python-vte                  1:0.28.2-5
ii  xdg-utils                   1.1.0~rc3+git20150907-1

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python-debian     0.1.27
ii  python-debianbts  1.14
pn  python:any        <none>

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2     EPSON FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
FSF Associate Member #1962               Help support software freedom

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Source: reportbug
Source-Version: 6.6.5

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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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 21:38:56 +0100
Source: reportbug
Binary: reportbug python-reportbug
Architecture: source all
Version: 6.6.5
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: 791577 794590 795687 796759
 reportbug (6.6.5) unstable; urgency=medium
   * reportbug/
     - use 'ANY' as an alias for "all architectures" when requesting a binNMU;
       thanks to Mehdi for report and patch; Closes: #795687
   * debian/control
     - set dep on python-debianbts to the version implementing the paged access
       to BTS; Closes: #796759
   * bin/reportbug, reportbug/{,}
     - in case of an error accessing the BTS, throw a new exception, and catch 
       in the main program, and display a message about it
   * bin/reportbug
     - special-case also the short alias -T along with --tag; this fixes a crash
       in 'debian-bug' in Emacs; thanks to Sven  Joachim for report and patch;
       Closes: #794590
   * reportbug/
     - correctly identify conffiles marked as obsolete; thanks to Jakub Wilk for
       the report; Closes: #791577
   * PEP8-fied the source code (except for "line too long", which we ignore)
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