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reportbug is a tool designed to make the reporting of bugs in Debian and derived distributions relatively painless. Its features include: DebPkg:reportbug is a tool designed to make the reporting of bugs in Debian and derived distributions relatively painless. Its features include:
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 * Reporting Bugs in Debian . Best Debian Bug report introduction i ever saw. [[BR]]http://women.debian.org/involvement/bugreport  * Debian FAQ : 11.5 How do I report a bug in Debian ?[[BR]] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-support.html#s-bugreport
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 * Debian FAQ : 11.5 How do I report a bug in Debian ?[[BR]] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-support.html#s-bugreport  * the reportbug project page[[BR]] http://alioth.debian.org/projects/reportbug/
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 *  the reportbug project page[[BR]] http://alioth.debian.org/projects/reportbug/

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an example of the "formal letter" send to some of our Xfree users [[BR]]http://www.xfree86.org/pipermail/forum/2003-November/003841.html
 * an example of the "formal letter" send to some of our Xfree users [[BR]]http://www.xfree86.org/pipermail/forum/2003-November/003841.html

Reporting bugs in Debian

reportbug is a tool designed to make the reporting of bugs in Debian and derived distributions relatively painless. Its features include:

  • Access to outstanding bug reports to make it easier to identify whether problems have already been reported.
  • Automatic checking for newer versions of packages.
  • Optional automatic verification of integrity of packages via debsums.
  • Support for following-up on outstanding reports.
  • Integration with the mutt, af, and mh/nmh e-mail readers.
  • Optional PGP/GnuPG integration.

reportbug is designed to be used on systems with an installed mail transport agent, like exim or sendmail; however, you can edit the configuration file and send reports using any available mail server.

If your system's users use [:Locale:locales] with character sets other than ["UTF-8"] and ISO-8859-*, one of either python2.3-cjkcodecs or python2.3-iconvcodec is required for proper operation. For Asian locales, the use of python2.3-cjkcodecs is preferred over the more limited python2.3-iconvcodec.

In control@bugs.debian.org there is a robot that expects specially-crafted control messages for the ["bug tracking system"] ["BTS"] .

Links :

Error Messages

Warning: unsupported locale setting

This warning may appear on the screen as reportbug is invoked. The error relates to ["Locale"] configuration.

  • Workaround : type LANG=C before the command. for example :
    LANG=C reportbug