Sunday, January 29, 2012

Debian "wheezy": How to report a bug

Bug reporting always gives me a sense of satisfaction, and today I had occasion to report a bug in Debian "wheezy". As has happened to me again and again while using Debian, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was. The only glitch was that I didn't have the python-vte installed, so reportbug fell back to text mode, which was fine.

Here's the drill:
# apt-get install reportbug python-vte
# reportbug
Then, follow the instructions carefully. What really bowled me over was that I didn't need to do any MTA (exim4) setup!

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