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send-pr - submit a GNATS Problem Report (PR) to a support site
[ --batch | -b ]
[ --database=database | -d database ]
[ --file=file | -f file ]
[ --print | -p ]
[ --request-id ]
[ --severity=severity | -s severity ]
[ --help | -h ] [ --version | -V ]
send-pr invokes an editor on a problem report template (after trying to
fill in some fields with reasonable default values). When you exit the
editor, send-pr submits the completed form to the GNATS system at a
central support site, either directly over the network to the GNATS
server or by e-mail. At the support site, the PR is assigned a unique
number and is stored in the GNATS database according to its category
and submitter-id. GNATS automatically replies with an acknowledgement,
citing the category and the PR number.
To ensure that a PR is handled promptly, it should contain your
(unique) submitter-id and one of the available categories to identify
the problem area.
The more precise your problem description and the more complete your
information, the faster your support team can solve your problems.
Note: use send-pr to submit problem reports rather than mailing them
directly. Using both the template and send-pr itself will help ensure
that all necessary information will reach the support site.
Suppresses printing of most of the messages that send-pr usually
prints while running.
-d database, --database=database
Specifies the database to which the PR is to be submitted; if no
database is specified, the local database named default is
assumed. This option overrides the database specified in the
GNATSDB environment variable.
-f file, --file=file
Specifies a file where a completed Problem Report or a PR
template exists. send-pr verifies that the contents of the file
constitute a valid PR and asks the user whether the PR should be
submitted directly or edited first. If the PR text is invalid,
the user will be notified and given the option to edit it. If
file is set to `-', send-pr reads from standard input.
Displays the PR template for the specified database, or if the
-d or --database options are not specified, print the template
for the local database default. No PR is submitted when this
option is used.
Sends a request for a Submitter Id to the support site.
-s severity, --severity=severity
Sets the initial value of the Severity field to severity.
Displays the version number of the program.
Prints a brief usage message.
The environment variable EDITOR specifies the editor to invoke on the
HOW TO FILL OUT A PROBLEM REPORT
Problem reports have to be in a particular form so that a program can
easily manage them. Please remember the following guidelines:
o describe only one problem with each problem report.
o For follow-up mail, use the same subject line as the one in the
automatic acknowledgent. It consists of category, PR number and the
original synopsis line. This allows the support site to relate
several mail messages to a particular PR and to record them
o Please try to be as accurate as possible in the subject and/or
o The subject and the synopsis line are not confidential. This is
because open-bugs lists are compiled from them. Avoid confidential
See the GNU Info file gnats.info or the document Keeping Track:
Managing Messages With GNATS for detailed information on reporting
/etc/gnats/send-pr.conf The send-pr configuration file
$HOME/.send-pr.conf User-specific send-pr configuration file
/tmp/p$$ copy of PR used in editing session
/tmp/pf$$ copy of empty PR form, for testing purposes
/tmp/pbad$$ file for rejected PRs
EMACS USER INTERFACE
An Emacs user interface for send-pr with completion of field values is
part of the send-pr distribution (invoked with M-x send-pr). See the
file gnats.info in the doc subdirectory of the distribution for
configuration, installation and usage information, or see Keeping
Track: Managing Messages With GNATS
INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
See gnats.info or INSTALL for installation instructions.
Keeping Track: Managing Messages With GNATS (also installed as the GNU
Info file gnats.info)
databases(5), dbconfig(5), delete-pr(8), edit-pr(1) file-pr(8), gen-
index(8), gnats(7), gnatsd(8), mkcat(8), mkdb(8), pr-edit(8), query-
pr(1), queue-pr(8), send-pr(1).
Jeffrey Osier, Brendan Kehoe, Jason Merrill, Heinz G. Seidl (Cygnus
Support), Yngve Svendsen.
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