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       reportbug.conf - The configuration file for reportbug


       /etc/reportbug.conf  -  The configuration file for reportbug, a program
       designed to report bugs in the Debian distribution


       This manual page describes the layout of the reportbug(1) configuration
       file  and the available configuration options.  The default location of
       the file is /etc/reportbug.conf and the options may  be  overriding  in
       $HOME/.reportbugrc -- which follows the same format as reportbug.conf


       Configuration options can be specified in the form

       option-name option-value

       True/false (boolean) options can be specified as


       Usually, no-option will disable option if option is boolean.

       Options can be specified in any order.


       The summary of possible options (in alphabetical order) is as follows:

       af     Use the af mailer

       bts    The  bug  tracking system to use, see reportbug --bts help for a
              list of currently supported BTSes

       cc (boolean)
              Whether the reporter should be Cc:ed on the bug report

       check-available (boolean)
              Whether should be queried for newer releases
              of    the    package.     In    advanced    and   expert   mode,
              are also checked.

       compress (boolean)
              Whether  modified configuration files included in the bug report
              should be stripped down

       config-files (boolean)
              Whether modified configuration files should be included with the
              bug report

       editor The editor to use to edit the bug report

              editor "emacs -nw"

       email  Default   "From:"  address  of  the  bug  email  (override  with
              environment variables, see reportbug(1))

              email ""

       header Additional headers to add to the bug email.  Like:

              header "X-Debbugs-CC:"
              header "X-Silly-Header: I havent edited my /etc/reportbug.conf"
              header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: please" # to suppress acknowledgments

              Default  HTTP  proxy  used  to  query  the  BTS  (override  with
              environment variables, see reportbug(1))


              See the --maintonly entry in reportbug(1)

       mh     Use the mh mailer

       mode [novice|standard|advanced|expert]
              The default operating mode for reportbug(1)

       mta    The path to the MTA used.  Any any SMTP server on Debian  should
              be OK with the default

              mta /usr/sbin/sendmail

       mua    The  mailer  to  use  (the  default is empty, to use an internal
              mailer).  Takes an argument like that to --mua in reportbug(1)

              mua mutt -H

       mutt   Use the mutt mailer

       nmh    Use the nmh mailer

       no-check-uid (boolean)
              Disables checking whether the UIDs are outside admin range (root
              is still checked)

       no-debconf (boolean)
              Disables adding the debconf-show output to the bug report

       no-query-source (boolean)
              Disables querying the source packages for bugs

              Disables all external queries

       query-bts (boolean)
              Whether the BTS should be queried for existing bug reports

       quiet  See the --report-quiet entry in reportbug(1)

              The  default  real-name  in the "From:" address of the bug email
              (override with environment variables.  See reportbug(1))

              realname "Humberto Flores III"

              The  default  "Reply-To:"  in  the  bug  email  (override   with
              environment variables.  See reportbug(1))

              replyto "Humberto Flores <>"

       severity                    [critical|grave|serious|important|does-not-
              The default severity level of the bug reported.  Setting this in
              the configuration file  will  disable  prompting  while  running

       sign [gpg|pgp]
              Program used to digitally sign bug reports automatically

              Use  an  MTA  different  from /usr/sbin/sendmail.  A port number
              other than 25 can also be specified


              Use smtphost localhost to enable the internal MTA

              The password to use for SMTP

              smtppasswd f10r35

              The username to use for SMTP

              smtpuser hflores

              Enables TLS encryption

       submit Use submit as the bug submission address

              Use the template mode, bypasses all prompts and  the  output  it
              sent to stdout

       ui [text|newt]
              The user interface that querybts(1) and reportbug(1) should use

       verify Enables  automatic  verification  of package installation before
              reporting using debsums, if available


       reportbug(1), querybts(1)


       reportbug was written by Chris Lawrence <>

       This   manual   page   was   written   by   Y   Giridhar   Appaji   Nag
       <>  for  the  Debian  project,  but  may  be used by

       Last modified: 2007-12-20 by Y Giridhar Appaji Nag