[PLUG] Fwd: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta3 release

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 10:16:46 PST 2012


at bottom :-

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> [2] What is the procedure for filing bug reports?   To date we have
> followed the guidelines listed here
> <http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting> If we don't get any
> acknowledgement then how should it be interpreted?

Dear Arun,
Are you sure that the bug was filed according to this procedure
outlined below :-

$ reportbug
Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a
problem, or type 'other' to report a more general
problem.
> gdm3
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Note: bug reports are publicly archived (including the email address
of the submitter).
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'shirish <shirish at xxxx>' as your from address.
Getting status for gdm3...
Verifying package integrity...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Maintainer for gdm3 is 'Debian GNOME Maintainers
<pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>'.
Looking up dependencies of gdm3...
Getting changed configuration files...
*** WARNING: The following configuration files have been modified:
/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf Send modified
configuration files [Y|n|d|?]? Y
*** The following debconf settings were detected:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3
Include these settings in your report [Y|n|q|?]? Y

Briefly describe the problem (max. 100 characters allowed). This will
be the bug email subject, so keep the summary
as concise as possible, for example: "fails to send email" or "does
not start with -q option specified" (enter
Ctrl+c to exit reportbug without reporting a bug).
> gdm3 installation fails.
How would you rate the severity of this problem or report?

1 critical        makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole
system) break, or causes serious data loss,
                  or introduces a security hole on systems where you
install the package.
2 grave           makes the package in question unusable by most or
all users, or causes data loss, or introduces a
                  security hole allowing access to the accounts of
users who use the package.
3 serious         is a severe violation of Debian policy (that is, the
problem is a violation of a 'must' or
                  'required' directive); may or may not affect the
usability of the package. Note that non-severe
                  policy violations may be 'normal,' 'minor,' or
'wishlist' bugs. (Package maintainers may also
                  designate other bugs as 'serious' and thus
release-critical; however, end users should not do
                  so.). For the canonical list of issues worthing a
serious severity you can refer to this webpage:
                  http://release.debian.org/wheezy/rc_policy.txt .
4 important       a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a
package, without rendering it completely
                  unusable to everyone.
5 does-not-build  a bug that stops the package from being built from
source. (This is a 'virtual severity'.)
6 normal          a bug that does not undermine the usability of the
whole package; for example, a problem with a
                  particular option or menu item.
7 minor           things like spelling mistakes and other minor
cosmetic errors that do not affect the core
                  functionality of the package.
8 wishlist        suggestions and requests for new features.

Please select a severity level: [normal]
Do any of the following apply to this report?

1 d-i       This bug is relevant to the development of debian-installer.
2 ipv6      This bug affects support for Internet Protocol version 6.
3 l10n      This bug reports a localization/internationalization issue.
4 lfs       This bug affects support for large files (over 2 gigabytes).
5 patch     You are including a patch to fix this problem.
6 upstream  This bug applies to the upstream part of the package.
7 none

Please select tags: (one at a time) [none]
Spawning leafpad...



Subject: gdm3 installation fails.
Package: gdm3
Version: 3.4.1-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
Installation fails and give reason.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (10, 'unstable'), (1,
'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  accountsservice                             0.6.21-6
ii  adduser                                     3.113+nmu3
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend                     0.12.1-2
ii  dconf-tools                                 0.12.1-2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                       1.5.46
ii  dpkg                                        1.16.9
ii  e17 [x-window-manager]                      0.16.999.70492-2
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                          1.32.1-1
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                             1.32.1-1
ii  gnome-session [x-session-manager]           3.4.2.1-3
ii  gnome-session-bin                           3.4.2.1-3
ii  gnome-session-fallback [x-session-manager]  3.4.2.1-3
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                       3.4.2+git20120925.a4c817-2
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]        3.4.1.1-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                   3.4.2-1
ii  guake [x-terminal-emulator]                 0.4.3-3
ii  kde-window-manager [x-window-manager]       4:4.8.4-4
ii  konsole [x-terminal-emulator]               4:4.8.4-1
ii  libaccountsservice0                         0.6.21-6
ii  libatk1.0-0                                 2.4.0-2
ii  libattr1                                    1:2.4.46-8
ii  libaudit0                                   1:1.7.18-1.1
ii  libc6                                       2.13-35
ii  libcairo-gobject2                           1.12.2-2
ii  libcairo2                                   1.12.2-2
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                          0.28-5
ii  libcanberra0                                0.28-5
ii  libdbus-1-3                                 1.6.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                            0.100-1
ii  libfontconfig1                              2.9.0-7
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                          2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libglib2.0-bin                              2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgtk-3-0                                  3.4.2-4
ii  libpam-modules                              1.1.3-7.1
ii  libpam-runtime                              1.1.3-7.1
ii  libpam0g                                    1.1.3-7.1
ii  libpango1.0-0                               1.30.0-1
ii  librsvg2-common                             2.36.1-1
ii  libselinux1                                 2.1.9-5
ii  libupower-glib1                             0.9.17-1
ii  libwrap0                                    7.6.q-24
ii  libx11-6                                    2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxau6                                     1:1.0.7-1
ii  libxdmcp6                                   1:1.1.1-1
ii  libxklavier16                               5.2.1-1
ii  libxrandr2                                  2:1.3.2-2
ii  lsb-base                                    4.1+Debian7
ii  metacity [x-window-manager]                 1:2.34.3-3
ii  policykit-1-gnome                           0.105-2
ii  twm [x-window-manager]                      1:1.0.6-1
ii  upower                                      0.9.17-1
ii  x11-common                                  1:7.7+1
ii  x11-xserver-utils                           7.7~3
ii  xfce4-session [x-session-manager]           4.8.3-2+b1
ii  xfce4-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]        0.4.8-1+b1
ii  xfwm4 [x-window-manager]                    4.8.3-2
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]                 278-2

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi2-core               2.5.3-2
ii  desktop-base               7.0.3
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.4.0-2
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic  3.4.0-2
ii  x11-xkb-utils              7.7~1
ii  xserver-xephyr             2:1.12.4-1
ii  xserver-xorg               1:7.7+1
ii  zenity                     3.4.0-2

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
ii  gnome-orca            3.4.2-2
ii  gnome-shell           3.4.2-2
pn  gok                   <none>
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.4.1-5

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf changed:
[daemon]
AutomaticLoginEnable = true
AutomaticLogin = shirish
[security]
[xdmcp]
[greeter]
[chooser]
[debug]


-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3


Now while the report given above is incomplete but let's say if I had
given the valid reasons, there is still one bit more that needs to be
while composing and submitting the bug-report to Debian.

to :- "debian-bts" <submit at bugs.debian.org>,
Sub:- gdm3 installation fails.

Package: gdm3
Version: 3.4.1-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
Installation fails and give reason.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (10, 'unstable'), (1,
'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  accountsservice                             0.6.21-6
ii  adduser                                     3.113+nmu3
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend                     0.12.1-2
ii  dconf-tools                                 0.12.1-2
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                       1.5.46
ii  dpkg                                        1.16.9
ii  e17 [x-window-manager]                      0.16.999.70492-2
ii  gir1.2-freedesktop                          1.32.1-1
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0                             1.32.1-1
ii  gnome-session [x-session-manager]           3.4.2.1-3
ii  gnome-session-bin                           3.4.2.1-3
ii  gnome-session-fallback [x-session-manager]  3.4.2.1-3
ii  gnome-settings-daemon                       3.4.2+git20120925.a4c817-2
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]        3.4.1.1-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                   3.4.2-1
ii  guake [x-terminal-emulator]                 0.4.3-3
ii  kde-window-manager [x-window-manager]       4:4.8.4-4
ii  konsole [x-terminal-emulator]               4:4.8.4-1
ii  libaccountsservice0                         0.6.21-6
ii  libatk1.0-0                                 2.4.0-2
ii  libattr1                                    1:2.4.46-8
ii  libaudit0                                   1:1.7.18-1.1
ii  libc6                                       2.13-35
ii  libcairo-gobject2                           1.12.2-2
ii  libcairo2                                   1.12.2-2
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                          0.28-5
ii  libcanberra0                                0.28-5
ii  libdbus-1-3                                 1.6.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                            0.100-1
ii  libfontconfig1                              2.9.0-7
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                          2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libglib2.0-bin                              2.33.12+really2.32.4-3
ii  libgtk-3-0                                  3.4.2-4
ii  libpam-modules                              1.1.3-7.1
ii  libpam-runtime                              1.1.3-7.1
ii  libpam0g                                    1.1.3-7.1
ii  libpango1.0-0                               1.30.0-1
ii  librsvg2-common                             2.36.1-1
ii  libselinux1                                 2.1.9-5
ii  libupower-glib1                             0.9.17-1
ii  libwrap0                                    7.6.q-24
ii  libx11-6                                    2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxau6                                     1:1.0.7-1
ii  libxdmcp6                                   1:1.1.1-1
ii  libxklavier16                               5.2.1-1
ii  libxrandr2                                  2:1.3.2-2
ii  lsb-base                                    4.1+Debian7
ii  metacity [x-window-manager]                 1:2.34.3-3
ii  policykit-1-gnome                           0.105-2
ii  twm [x-window-manager]                      1:1.0.6-1
ii  upower                                      0.9.17-1
ii  x11-common                                  1:7.7+1
ii  x11-xserver-utils                           7.7~3
ii  xfce4-session [x-session-manager]           4.8.3-2+b1
ii  xfce4-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]        0.4.8-1+b1
ii  xfwm4 [x-window-manager]                    4.8.3-2
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]                 278-2

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi2-core               2.5.3-2
ii  desktop-base               7.0.3
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.4.0-2
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic  3.4.0-2
ii  x11-xkb-utils              7.7~1
ii  xserver-xephyr             2:1.12.4-1
ii  xserver-xorg               1:7.7+1
ii  zenity                     3.4.0-2

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
ii  gnome-orca            3.4.2-2
ii  gnome-shell           3.4.2-2
pn  gok                   <none>
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.4.1-5

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf changed:
[daemon]
AutomaticLoginEnable = true
AutomaticLogin = shirish
[security]
[xdmcp]
[greeter]
[chooser]
[debug]


-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3

The first line in the email of the body should start with
package:$packagename for bts to be able to file the bug-report in the
correct place.

If you filed a bug-report correctly you should get an acknowledgement
like this :-

>From :- debian-bts

Thank you for filing a new Bug report with Debian.

This is an automatically generated reply to let you know your message
has been received.

Your message is being forwarded to the package maintainers and other
interested parties for their attention; they will reply in due course.

Your message has been sent to the package maintainer(s):
 Debian Multimedia Maintainers
<pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>

If you wish to submit further information on this problem, please
send it to 689525 at bugs.debian.org.

Please do not send mail to owner at bugs.debian.org unless you wish
to report a problem with the Bug-tracking system.

The second-half para tells about the bug-report number which has been
given. In this case it was bugs.debian.org/689525 about vlc.

If you didn't get the ack. that means only one thing there is/was some
malformation either while composing the mail or some issue in delivery
or something because otherwise you do get the ack.

I hope it helps in clarifying and narrowing the problem area. The only
thing to do is try again.

Unless explicitly deleted most of the bug-reports do remain in your
/tmp even after subsequent visits and will only be deleted if you
chose to.

Please select tags: (one at a time) [none]
Spawning leafpad...
No changes were made in the editor.
Report will be sent to "Debian Bug Tracking System" <submit at bugs.debian.org>
Submit this report on gdm3 (e to edit) [y|n|a|c|E|i|l|m|p|q|d|t|s|?]? q
Bug report written as /tmp/reportbug-gdm3-20121110-8624-WcfZct

If you want to provide additional information, please wait to receive
the bug tracking number via email; you may
then send any extra information to n at bugs.debian.org (e.g.
999999 at bugs.debian.org), where n is the bug number.
Normally you will receive an acknowledgement via email including the
bug report number within an hour; if you
haven't received a confirmation, then the bug reporting process failed
at some point (reportbug or MTA failure, BTS
maintenance, etc.).

As can be seen above you should have received a bug-tracking number.

Hope this was useful.
-- 
          Regards,
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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