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 * 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.
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 * Access to outstanding bug reports to make it easier to identify
   whether problems have already been reported.
 * Automatic checking for newer versions of ["package"]s.
 * Optional automatic verification of integrity of packages via ["debsums"].
 * Support for following-up on outstanding reports.
 * Optional ["PGP"]/["GnuPG"] integration.
 * Optional PGP/GnuPG integration.
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If your system's users use ["locale"]s with character sets other than ["UTF-8"] and ["ISO-8859"]-*, one of either ["python"]2.3-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. 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.
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 * the reportbug project page
http://alioth.debian.org/projects/reportbug/
 * Reporting Bugs in Debian . Best Debian Bug report introduction i ever saw. [[BR]]http://women.debian.org/involvement/bugreport
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 * Reporting Bugs in Debian . Best Debian Bug report introduction i ever saw.
http://women.alioth.debian.org/involvement/bugreporting
 * debian BTS interface : [[BR]]http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
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 * debian BTS interface :
http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
 * How to report a bug in Debian : mostly tell how to do things without reportbug.[[BR]] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting [[BR]] Also available in : /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt
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* How to report a bug in Debian : mostly tell how to do things without reportbug.
http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting
Also available in : /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt
 * How to Report Bugs Effectively : generic recommendations for bug reporter[[BR]] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html
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 * wiki page about the previous bug reporting command :
["reportbug"]
 * 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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 * SysAdminDocs : ["DebianXWindowsHowTo"]
http://www.geosci.usyd.edu.au/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=SysAdminDocs.["DebianXWindowsHowTo"]
 * the reportbug project page[[BR]] http://alioth.debian.org/projects/reportbug/
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 * How to report bugs on Debian
http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/September2000/article171.shtml

 * debian installer logs are in /var/log/debian-installer

 * How to Report Bugs Effectively : generic recommandations for bug reporter
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

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

 * Debian FAQ : 11.5 How do I report a bug in Debian?
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-support.en.html#s-bugreport
 * 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 :