My first ticket in the Debian BTS

Just filed my first Debian bug — yay! And a boo to reportbug for not wrapping the lines and failing to mention it. Either would have resulted in a nicer layout on the web page: I could have wrapped the lines myself, had I known this. Oh well, I’ll know next time.

Also, despite picking ‘novice’ mode in reportbug’s initial configuration, I was confused by the SMTP question “Do you have a “mail transport agent” (MTA) like Exim, Postfix or SSMTP configured on this computer to send mail to the Internet?” Since exim4 is installed by default, I picked the default (yes), and this resulted in my first report being lost, a fact which I could only verify by looking at exim’s log (which a true novice probably couldn’t do). There was no error message, and even worse, reportbug claimed to have sent the report successfully when it had in fact not done so.

But anyway, I was fortunate to spot the broken link on, as that was a perfect excuse for finally trying this bugreporting thingy.