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
True/False (boolean) options can be specified as
(if its present, its 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 --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"
Default From address of the bug email (override with environment variables, see reportbug(1)). Example:
envelopefrom Specify the Envelope From mail header (also known as Return-path); by default its the From address but it can be selected a different one in case the MTA doesnt canonicalize local users to public addresses.
mbox_reader_cmd 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: firstname.lastname@example.org"
header "X-Silly-Header: I havent 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:
justification 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:
maintonly See the --maintonly entry in reportbug(1). max_attachment_size The max size any attachment can have. Example:
mh Use the mh mailer. mirror The address of a BTS mirror. Example:
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:
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. paranoid Paranoid mode: print the whole email envelope before sending it. printonly Print the report on screen, dont sent it. 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 <email@example.com>"
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). smtphost 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.
smtppasswd The password to use for SMTP. Example:
smtpuser The username to use for SMTP. Example:
smtptls Enables TLS encryption for the SMTP connection. 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.
reportbug was written by Chris Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org> and its now maintained by Sandro Tosi <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Y Giridhar Appaji Nag <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian project, but may be used by others.
|reportbug 3.39||REPORTBUG.CONF (5)||Dec 2007|