reportbug.conf - The configuration file for reportbug
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
/etc/reportbug.conf - The configuration file for reportbug, a program designed to report bugs in the Debian distribution .hw config
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
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 has to be used (like for realname).
4. FILE FORMAT ▲
Configuration options can be specified in the form option-name option-value True/False (boolean) options can be specified as boolean-option (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.
5. OPTIONS ▲
The summary of possible options (in alphabetical order) is as follows:
The bug tracking system to use, see reportbug --help searching for --bts option for a list of currently supported BTSes.
Whether the reporter should be Cc:ed on the bug report.
Whether packages.debian.org should be queried for newer releases of the package. In advanced and expert mode, incoming.debian.org and http://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html are also checked.
Whether modified configuration files included in the bug report should be stripped down.
Whether modified configuration files should be included with the bug report.
The editor to use to edit the bug report. Example: editor "emacs -nw"
Default From address of the bug email (override with environment variables, see reportbug(1)). Example: email ""
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
The GPG key to use, if different from the default one on the system. Example: keyid 12345678
See the --maintonly entry in reportbug(1).
Use the mh mailer.
The default operating mode for reportbug(1).
The path to the MTA used. Any any SMTP server on Debian should be OK with the default: mta /usr/sbin/sendmail
The mail user agent to use (the default is empty, to use an internal mailer). Example: mua 'mutt -H'
Use the mutt mailer.
Use the nmh mailer.
Disables checking whether the UIDs are outside admin range (root is still checked).
Disables adding the debconf-show output to the bug report.
Disables querying the source packages for bugs.
Disables all external queries.
Whether the BTS should be queried for existing bug reports.
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 <>"
The default severity level of the bug reported. Setting this in the configuration file will disable prompting while running reportbug.
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. Example: smtphost mail.example.com:2525 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.
Use submit as the bug submission address.
Use the template mode, bypasses all prompts and the output it sent to stdout.
Enables automatic verification of package installation before reporting using debsums, if available.
6. SEE ALSO ▲
7. AUTHOR ▲
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.