FIXME : this is page is incomplete and have no structure. Though it is no worst than the void of newby documentation.

#debian dpkg bot : "it has been said that reportbug is use used to submit bugs to the Debian bug system. really simple to use, apt-get install reportbug, then run reportbug and answer the questions. It will file automagically if you're on-line. note: always check the list that reportbug gives you to see if the bug is already known"

$ reportbug package

The commands shows already reported bugs by around 20 . Type Enter to reach next page.

From there there are two ways to go through reports.

- Way 1, read the reports, if one match , write its number and click enter. Exit a report with "q", add your own data to it with "x".

- Way 2, search throuhg the bugs by typing "f" then a word and Enter. It is recommanded for packages such as mozilla-browser that can have 500 bug reported against it.

After the last one you will be asked if you want to report a new bug. NB: If you don't know the vim text editor please choose one you know with "update-alternatives --config editor. You need to write your report with an editor :) In case you only know say gedit. Use :

links which could help improve this page :

http://alioth.debian.org/projects/reportbug/

http://women.alioth.debian.org/involvement/bugreporting

http://www.debian.org/Bugs/

http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting Also available in : /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt

http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianBugTrackingSystem

http://www.geosci.usyd.edu.au/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=SysAdminDocs.["DebianXWindowsHowTo"]

http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/September2000/article171.shtml

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

http://www.xfree86.org/pipermail/forum/2003-November/003841.html

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-support.en.html#s-bugreport

http://lwn.net/2001/1115/letters.php3 , cf Re: bug reporting in noncommercial software