1. NAME

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:

bts

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

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

check-available (boolean)
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.

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. Example: editor "emacs -nw"

email

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

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

http_proxy

Default HTTP proxy used to query the BTS (override with environment variables, see reportbug(1)). Example: http_proxy http://proxy.example.com:3128/

keyid

The GPG key to use, if different from the default one on the system. Example: keyid 12345678

maintonly

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

offline

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).

realname

The default real-name in the From address of the bug email (override with environment variables, see reportbug(1). Example: realname "Humberto Flores III"

replyto

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]
Program used to digitally sign bug reports automatically.

smtphost

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.

smtppasswd

The password to use for SMTP. Example: smtppasswd f10r35

smtpuser

The username to use for SMTP. Example: smtpuser hflores

smtptls

Enables TLS encryption.

submit

Use submit as the bug submission address.

template

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

ui [text|urwid|gtk2]
The user interface that querybts(1) and reportbug(1) should use.

verify

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.