Devuan bug report logs - #390
Default SMTP host is ""

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Package: reportbug; Maintainer for reportbug is Mark Hindley <>;

Reported by: Simon Richter <>

Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 7.5.3+devuan1

Fixed in version 7.5.3+devuan3

Done: Mark Hindley <>

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Report forwarded to, Devuan Developers <>:
bug#390; Package reportbug. (Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:18:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

Acknowledgement sent to Simon Richter <>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Devuan Developers <>.

Your message specified a Severity: in the pseudo-header, but the severity value important was not recognised. The default severity normal is being used instead. The recognised values are: critical, grave, normal, minor, wishlist.

(Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:18:04 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

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From: Simon Richter <>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Default SMTP host is ""
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 18:01:36 +0100
Package: reportbug
Version: 7.5.3+devuan1
Severity: important


When the user answers the --configure questions claiming not to have their
own SMTP server, reportbug configures a default of "".

That host is virtually guaranteed not to forward email to the Devuan bug
tracker, and a quick test verifies that indeed, it doesn't.


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

** /home/geier/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "7.5.3+devuan1"
mode expert
ui text
email ""
smtphost ""

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/40 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                1.8.2
ii  python3            3.7.3-1
ii  python3-reportbug  7.5.3+devuan1
ii  sensible-utils     0.0.12

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                        <none>
pn  debconf-utils                     <none>
pn  debsums                           <none>
pn  dlocate                           <none>
pn  emacs-bin-common                  <none>
ii  file                              1:5.35-4+deb10u1
ii  gnupg                             2.2.12-1+deb10u1
ii  msmtp-mta [mail-transport-agent]  1.8.3-1
pn  python3-urwid                     <none>
pn  reportbug-gtk                     <none>
ii  xdg-utils                         1.1.3-1

Versions of packages python3-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                1.8.2
ii  file               1:5.35-4+deb10u1
ii  python3            3.7.3-1
ii  python3-apt        1.8.4
ii  python3-debian     0.1.35
ii  python3-debianbts  2.8.2
ii  python3-requests   2.21.0-1
ii  sensible-utils     0.0.12

python3-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Reply sent to Mark Hindley <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:03:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

Notification sent to Simon Richter <>:
bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:03:05 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Mark Hindley <>
Subject: Re: Default SMTP host is ""
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2020 18:46:08 +0000
Version: 7.5.3+devuan3


Thanks. I have just fixed this by changing to as the 
default smtphost.

Version 7.5.3+devuan3 built for ceres.


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