REPORTBUG.CONF(5)                               REPORTBUG.CONF(5)

          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

          Please note that any configuration file has to be a valid
          UTF-8 document, and not in a different locale; this is par-
          ticularly 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,
      and http://ftp-
      are also checked.

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          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.

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

               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 ""

               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"

               Additional headers to add to the bug email.  Like:

               header "X-Debbugs-CC:"

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               header "X-Silly-Header: I haven't edited my
               header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: please" # to suppress

               Note that setting additional headers may not work reli-
               ably if the bug email is passed to an external MUA for

               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').

               justification "text here"

               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.

               The address of a BTS mirror. Example:

               mirror http://mirror.address/

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

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          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). 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

          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

               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 report-
               bug(1)). Example:

               realname "Humberto Flores III"

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               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.  Set-
               ting this in the configuration file will disable
               prompting while running reportbug.

          sign [gpg|pgp|gnupg|none]
               Program used to digitally sign bug reports automati-
               cally ('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.

               Use submit as the bug submission address.

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

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

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               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.

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