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and subject line Re: Bug#695220: reportbug stores empty bug reports in the 
~/.reportbug directory
has caused the Debian Bug report #695220,
regarding reportbug stores empty bug reports in the --draftpath directory, text 
is lost
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Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.3
Severity: minor

reportbug stores empty bug reports in the ~/.reportbug directory.
I don't think this is useful. At least the behavior should be
documented in the reportbug(1) man page (there's nothing about
this directory).

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

** /home/vlefevre/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "2.10"
mode advanced
ui text
realname "Vincent Lefevre"
email ""
mua mutt

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-3
ii  python-reportbug  6.4.3

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                                 <none>
pn  debconf-utils                              <none>
ii  debsums                                    2.0.52
ii  dlocate                                    1.02
ii  emacs23-bin-common                         23.4+1-4
ii  exim4                                      4.80-6
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.80-6
ii  file                                       5.11-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.12-6
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-3
pn  python-gtkspell                            <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
pn  python-vte                                 <none>
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-3
ii  python-debian     0.1.21+nmu2
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python-support    1.0.15

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

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On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Vincent Lefevre <> wrote:
> The man page says:
>    --draftpath=DRAFTPATH
>        Save the draft (for example, when exiting and saving the report
>        without reporting it) into DRAFTPATH directory.
> but it seems that an empty bug report (by "empty", the file provided
> to the mailer, i.e. with the default contents), whether the bug has

I verified and the --draftpath work fines if not using mutt.

> been reported or not. I've just done a test, ending with:
> [...]
> Spawning mutt...
> Mutt users should be aware it is mandatory to edit the draft before sending.
> Report has not been sent yet; what do you want to do now? [E|q|?]? q
> Draft saved into 
> /home/vinc17/.reportbug/reportbug-reportbug-20121206-7695-DHs64D
> but /home/vinc17/.reportbug/reportbug-reportbug-20121206-7695-DHs64D
> does not contain the text I've written in the bug report. This is an
> obvious data loss.

this is simply how mutt works: we prepare the template, and then we
sent it to mutt, where you edit it (using mutt functionalities) and
then you send it with mutt. If you look closely, mutt will show you a
different file "attached" to the mail about to be sent, where the text
you entered is saved, but that is not fed back to reportbug, hence you
think there is "loss of data" but it's a limitation of the
reportbug-mutt channel.

Sandro "morph" Tosi
My website:
Me at Debian:

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