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reportbug and ftp.d.o/release.d.o/wnpp pseudo-packages

The reportbug tool now has some features that are useful when filing requests against the pseudo-packages ftp.debian.org, release.debian.org and wnpp.

It now sets the usertag for ftp.debian.org removal requests (override requests already had this). This is so that they are automatically categorised correctly on the bug listing.

It now sets affects and X-Debbugs-CC on bugs against pseudo-packages that are related to a real package in the archive; including ftp.debian.org, release.debian.org and wnpp bugs (wnpp bugs only had affects before). This is so that maintainers, package tracker subscribers and folks viewing the bug lists for packages can see them.

Please consider using reportbug for filing removal or wnpp bugs so that these things are done automatically for you. Some examples of the headers it sets are listed below. If you have bug templates of your own for these issues, please update them to include the correct pseudo-headers.

Please note that reportbug supports sending bugs via your normal mail client using xdg-email (available since bullseye), or via a specific mail client too.

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: ftp.debian.org@packages.debian.org
Usertags: remove
X-Debbugs-Cc: foo@packages.debian.org
Control: affects -1 + src:foo

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: ftp.debian.org@packages.debian.org
Usertags: override
X-Debbugs-Cc: foo@packages.debian.org
Control: affects -1 + src:foo

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
Usertags: rm
X-Debbugs-Cc: foo@packages.debian.org
Control: affects -1 + src:foo

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-Cc: foo@packages.debian.org
Control: affects -1 + src:foo

-- Paul Wise

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