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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for cvsbug (netbsd section 8)

CVSBUG(8)										CVSBUG(8)

NAME
       cvsbug - send problem report (PR) about CVS to a central support site

SYNOPSIS
       cvsbug [ site ] [ -f problem-report ] [ -t mail-address ]
	       [ -P ] [ -L ] [ --request-id ] [ -v ]

DESCRIPTION
       cvsbug  is a tool used to submit problem reports (PRs) to a central support site.  In most
       cases the correct site will be the default.  This  argument  indicates  the  support  site
       which  is  responsible  for  the category of problem involved.  Some sites may use a local
       address as a default.  site values are defined by using the aliases(5).

       cvsbug invokes an editor on a problem report template (after trying to fill in some fields
       with  reasonable  default  values).   When you exit the editor, cvsbug sends the completed
       form to the Problem Report Management System (GNATS) at a central support  site.   At  the
       support	site,  the  PR	is  assigned  a unique number and is stored in the GNATS database
       according to its category and submitter-id.  GNATS automatically replies with an  acknowl-
       edgement, citing the category and the PR number.

       To  ensure that a PR is handled promptly, it should contain your (unique) submitter-id and
       one of the available categories to identify the problem area.  (Use `cvsbug -L' to  see	a
       list of categories.)

       The cvsbug template at your site should already be customized with your submitter-id (run-
       ning `install-sid submitter-id' to accomplish this is part of the installation  procedures
       for  cvsbug).  If this hasn't been done, see your system administrator for your submitter-
       id, or request one from your support site by invoking `cvsbug --request-id'.  If your site
       does  not  distinguish between different user sites, or if you are not affiliated with the
       support site, use `net' for this field.

       The more precise your problem description and the  more	complete  your	information,  the
       faster your support team can solve your problems.

OPTIONS
       -f problem-report
	      specify  a  file (problem-report) which already contains a complete problem report.
	      cvsbug sends the contents of the file without invoking the editor.   If  the  value
	      for problem-report is `-', then cvsbug reads from standard input.

       -t mail-address
	      Change  mail  address  at  the support site for problem reports.	The default mail-
	      address is the address used for the default site.  Use  the  site  argument  rather
	      than this option in nearly all cases.

       -P     print  the  form	specified by the environment variable PR_FORM on standard output.
	      If PR_FORM is not set, print the standard blank PR template.  No mail is sent.

       -L     print the list of available categories.  No mail is sent.

       --request-id
	      sends mail to the default support site, or site if specified, with  a  request  for
	      your  submitter-id.   If	you  are  not affiliated with site, use a submitter-id of
	      net'.

       -v     Display the cvsbug version number.

       Note: use cvsbug to submit problem reports rather than mailing them directly.  Using  both
       the  template  and cvsbug itself will help ensure all necessary information will reach the
       support site.

ENVIRONMENT
       The environment variable EDITOR specifies the editor to invoke on the template.
       default: vi

       If the environment variable PR_FORM is set, then its value is used as the file name of the
       template  for  your problem-report editing session.  You can use this to start with a par-
       tially completed form (for example, a form with the  identification  fields  already  com-
       pleted).

HOW TO FILL OUT A PROBLEM REPORT
       Problem	reports have to be in a particular form so that a program can easily manage them.
       Please remember the following guidelines:

       o  describe only one problem with each problem report.

       o  For follow-up mail, use the same subject line as the one in the automatic  acknowledge-
	  ment.  It  consists of category, PR number and the original synopsis line.  This allows
	  the support site to relate several mail messages to a particular PR and to record  them
	  automatically.

       o  Please try to be as accurate as possible in the subject and/or synopsis line.

       o  The  subject	and  the  synopsis  line are not confidential.	This is because open-bugs
	  lists are compiled from them.  Avoid confidential information there.

       See the GNU Info file cvsbug.info or  the  document  Reporting  Problems  With  cvsbug for
       detailed information on reporting problems

HOW TO SUBMIT TEST CASES, CODE, ETC.
       Submit  small code samples with the PR.	Contact the support site for instructions on sub-
       mitting larger test cases and problematic source code.

FILES
       /tmp/p$$     copy of PR used in editing session
       /tmp/pf$$    copy of empty PR form, for testing purposes
       /tmp/pbad$$  file for rejected PRs

INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
       See INSTALL for installation instructions.

SEE ALSO
       gnats(l), query-pr(1), edit-pr(1), gnats(8), queue-pr(8), at-pr(8), mkcat(8), mkdist(8).

AUTHORS
       Jeffrey Osier, Brendan Kehoe, Jason Merrill, Heinz G. Seidl (Cygnus Support)

COPYING
       Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this manual  provided  the
       copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.

       Permission  is  granted	to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual under the
       conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work  is  dis-
       tributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

       Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual into another lan-
       guage, under the above conditions for  modified	versions,  except  that  this  permission
       notice may be included in translations approved by the Free Software Foundation instead of
       in the original English.

February 1993				    xVERSIONx					CVSBUG(8)


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