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Re: Bug reporting

On Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:38:37 -0800
Gary Roach <gary719_list1@verizon.net> wrote:

> I've been using Debian for years and still can't seem to submit a bug 
> report successfully.  One of the main problems is that I have no mail 
> server active on my system. I use Icedove. I have tried to setup exim 
> several times and have always given up in disgust. The instructions for 
> reporting by normal email are way to complicated for easy understanding. 
> The examples given include copies of the world. I need something 
> straight forward and relatively simple. Any help will be sincerely 
> appreciated.

Setting up reportbug to do its own SMTP is really not all that hard;
my .reportbugrc (in $HOME) contains the following lines, for using
Gmail's SMTP server:

email "celejar@gmail.com"
realname "Celejar"
smtphost smtp.gmail.com:587
smtpuser "celejar@gmail.com"
smtppasswd xxxxxxxx

That should be pretty much all you'll need. You won't be using Icedove,
but reportbug itself (although the actual message composition can be in
your editor of choice).


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