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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 and querybts 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).

       Please  note  that  any  configuration file has to be a valid UTF-8 document, and not in a
       different locale; this is particularly important in situations where localized  characters
       have to be used (like for realname).


       Configuration options can be specified in the form

       option-name option-value

       True/False (boolean) options can be specified as


       (if it's present, it's a True).

       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:

       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, is also checked.

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

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

              The directory where unsubmitted reports should be saved. The default is /tmp.

       editor The editor to use to edit the bug report.  Example:

              editor "emacs -nw"

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

              email ""

              Specify  the Envelope From mail header (also known as Return-path); by default it's
              the From address but it can be selected a different one in  case  the  MTA  doesn't
              canonicalize local users to public addresses.

       list-cc-me (boolean)
              Send a carbon copy of the report to your automatically detected email address after
              a report number is assigned, like the --list-cc-me option.

              Specify a command to open the bug reports mbox file. You can use %s  to  substitute
              the  mbox  file  to  be  used, and %% to insert a literal percent sign. If no %s is
              specified, the mbox file name is supplied at the end of the argument list. Example:

              mbox_reader_cmd "mutt -f %s"

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

              header "X-Debbugs-CC:"
              header "X-Silly-Header: I haven't edited my /etc/reportbug.conf"
              header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: please" # to suppress acknowledgments

              Note that setting additional headers may not work reliably  if  the  bug  email  is
              passed to an external MUA for submission.

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


              The justification in case of a Release Critical bug  (severity  either  'critical',
              'serious' or 'grave'). Example:

              justification "text here"

       keyid  The GPG key to use, if different from the default one on the system.  Example:

              keyid 12345678

              See the --maintonly entry in reportbug(1).

              The max size any attachment can have. Example:

              max_attachment_size 5000000

       mh     Use the mh mailer.

       mirror The address of a BTS mirror. Example:

              mirror http://mirror.address/

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

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

              mta /usr/sbin/sendmail

       mua    The  mail  user  agent  to  use  (the default is empty, to use an internal mailer).

              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.

              Paranoid mode: print the whole email envelope before sending it.

              Print the report on screen, don't sent it.

       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)). Example:

              realname "Humberto Flores III"

              The  default  Reply-To  in  the bug email (override with environment variables, see
              reportbug(1). Example:

              replyto "Humberto Flores <>"

       severity [critical|grave|serious|important|normal|minor|wishlist]
              The default severity level of the bug reported.  Setting this in the  configuration
              file will disable prompting while running reportbug.

       sign [gpg|pgp|gnupg|none]
              Program used to digitally sign bug reports automatically ('none' to disable it).

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


              Use "smtphost localhost" to enable the internal MTA.

              The password to use for SMTP. Example:

              smtppasswd f10r35

              The username to use for SMTP. Example:

              smtpuser hflores

              Enables TLS encryption for the SMTP connection, using  STARTTLS.  This  setting  is
              ignored if you connect to port 465, in which case SSL/TLS will always be used.

       submit Use submit as the bug submission address.

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

              The  number of seconds to wait for a network resource to respond. The default is 60
              seconds. Example:

              timeout 30

       ui [text|urwid|gtk]
              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 <> and it's now maintained by
       Sandro Tosi <>.

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