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       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 particularly important
       in situations where localized characters  has  to  be  used  (like  for


       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 --help searching
              for --bts option 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,
              are also checked.

       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.

       editor The editor to use to edit the bug report.  Example:

              editor "emacs -nw"

       email  Default From address of the bug email (override with environment
              variables, see reportbug(1)). Example:

              email ""

       header Additional headers to add to the bug email.  Like:

              header "X-Debbugs-CC:"
              header "X-Silly-Header: I havent edited my /etc/reportbug.conf"
              header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: please" # to suppress acknowledgments

              Default  HTTP  proxy  used  to  query  the  BTS  (override  with
              environment variables, see reportbug(1)). Example:


       keyid  The GPG key to use, if different from the  default  one  on  the
              system.  Example:

              keyid 12345678

              See the --maintonly entry in reportbug(1).

       mh     Use the mh mailer.

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

       mta    The  path to the MTA used.  Any 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 report.

       no-query-source (boolean)
              Disables querying the source packages for bugs.

              Disables all external queries.

       query-bts (boolean)
              Whether the BTS should be queried for existing bug reports.

       quiet  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 reportbug(1). Example:

              realname "Humberto Flores III"

              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.  Setting this in
              the configuration file  will  disable  prompting  while  running

       sign [gpg|pgp]
              Program used to digitally sign bug reports automatically.

              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.

       submit Use submit as the bug submission address.

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

       ui [text|urwid|gtk2]
              The user interface that querybts(1) and reportbug(1) should use.

       verify 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