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Author: Olaf Meeuwissen
To: Mark Hindley
CC: 416
Subject: [devuan-dev] bug#416: elpa-debian-el: Reports go to the Debian BTS
Hi Mark,

Mark Hindley writes:

> Olaf,
> Thanks for this.
> We have a problem with bug reporting tools as they are generally designed to
> work with a single BTS. reportbug itself does work with multiple BTS and I am working
> at a system which automatically sends bugs to the correct BTS depending on the
> source of the package.

Is that server-side or client-side? I hope the latter as I believe that
reportbug can be made to look at the package's version to decide which
of the Devuan and Debian BTSs should be targetted.

> On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 08:24:27PM +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>> Package: elpa-debian-el
>> Version: 37.8
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> I prefer submitting bug reports via this Emacs add-on. Unlike the
>> reportbug command-line utility, the Emacs add-on is not patched to
>> point to the Devuan BTS :-(
> However, as far as elpa-debian-el goes, does setting the variables
> debian-bug-mail-address, debian-bug-mail-quiet-address and
> debian-bug-mail-maintonly-address to their @bugs.devuan.org equivalents work?

I've tested this in #420 but, as noted there too, there are a lot of
other references to debian.org that may need to be updated as well for
full integration. While desirable, I don't think that's a priority

Looking through debian-bugs.el, I noticed that debian-bug-prefill-report
throws out the mail headers generated by reportbug :-o
The mail headers generated by reportbug already use the Devuan addresses
so it may be better to defer to those if available. That's not really a
Devuan-specific issue though.

Hope this helps,
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