This package provides access to the Debian Bug Tracking System, which can be used for both reporting and researching bugs, by a number of interfaces, including email, web, and command-line utilities.
Report a bug: reportbug packagename
To view bugs for a package: querybts packagename
There is also a robot at email@example.com that expects specially-crafted control messages for the bug tracking system.
Using a custom SMTP server
reportbug is designed to be used on systems with an installed Mail Transport Agent (MTA), like exim or sendmail; however, you can edit the configuration file and send reports using any available mail server.
It is sometimes easier to configure reportbug to use GMail to send bug reports rather than the existing sendmail program installed by default in Debian. The following outlines the steps to accomplish this:
Run reportbug --configure as your normal user. This creates a ~/.reportbugrc file that stores all the configurations.
Follow the instructions and when asked Do you have a 'mail transport agent' (MTA) configured, choose No
Then enter the SMTP host for gmail: smtp.gmail.com:587
For the user name enter: <username>@gmail.com
For the question Does your SMTP host require TLS authentication?, choose Yes
If you have set up Google's two-factor authentication for your GMail account, you can create an application-specific password to use with reportbug.
Warning: unsupported locale setting: This error relates to Locale configuration. To workaround this problem, invoke the program as LANG=C reportbug
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-support.html#s-bugreport - Debian FAQ : How do I report a bug in Debian?
https://www.debian.org/Bugs/ - Debian Bug Tracking System (BTS)
https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting - How to report a bug in Debian (do things without reportbug) (/usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt)
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html - How to Report Bugs Effectively : generic recommendations for bug reporter
https://salsa.debian.org/reportbug-team/reportbug - the reportbug project page