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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for flea (redhat section 1)

flea(1) 				   User Manuals 				  flea(1)

NAME
       flea - Report a bug (or rather a flea) in mutt.

SYNOPSIS
       flea

DESCRIPTION
       flea  is  a  shell  script which helps you to submit a bug report against the mutt(1) mail
       user agent.

       If you invoke flea, you'll first be prompted for a short description of	the  problem  you
       experience.   This will be used as the bug report's subject line, so it should be concise,
       but informative.

       You are then asked to assign an initial severity level to the problem  you  observe;  flea
       will give you a description which severity level is appropriate or not.

       Then,  you  are asked for the location of a core dump (normally named core) which may have
       been left over by a crash of your mutt(1).  You can just type "no" here, or you can  enter
       the path leading to a core dump.  flea will try to use either sdb(1), dbx(1), or gdb(1) to
       extract some information from this core dump which may be helpful to developers	in  order
       to determine the reason for the crash.

       Finally, you are asked whether or not you want to include personal and system mutt(1) con-
       figuration files with the bug report.  If at all possible, we urge  you	to  answer  these
       questions  with "yes", since a reference configuration makes it incredibly easier to track
       down a problem.

       If you are using Debian GNU/Linux, flea will now  check	whether  or  not  mutt	has  been
       installed  as  a  Debian  package  on your system, and suggest to file the bug against the
       mutt(1) and Debian bug tracking systems.  This option was added since the mutt(1)  project
       uses  another  instantiation of the Debian bug tracking system, so submitting bugs against
       both systems in one pass is simple.

       You are then dropped into your favorite editor as determined  by  the  EDITOR  and  VISUAL
       environment variables.

       Please give us details about the problem in the empty space below the line reading "Please
       type your report below this line".  We are most interested in precise information on  what
       symptoms  you  observe  and what steps may be used to reproduce the bug.  Chances are that
       problems which can easily be reproduced will be fixed quickly.  So please take  some  time
       when filling out this part of the template.

       The  remainder  of  the	template contains various kinds of information gathered from your
       system, including output of the uname(1) command, output from  mutt(1)  itself,	and  your
       system's mutt(1) configuration files.  You may wish to browse through this part of the bug
       report form in order to avoid leaking confidential information to the public.

       If you leave the editor, flea will give you the option  to  review,  re-edit,  submit,  or
       abandon	your  bug  report.   If  you  decide to submit it, a mail message containing your
       report will be sent to <submit@bugs.guug.de>.  You'll receive a copy of this message.

       While your bug report is being processed by the bug tracking system, you will receive var-
       ious  e-mail  messages  from  the bug tracking system informing you about what's going on:
       Once your bug report has been entered into the bug tracking system, it will be assigned	a
       unique serial number about which you are informed via e-mail.  If you wish to submit addi-
       tional information about the bug, you can just send it to the address serial@bugs.guug.de.

       Later, you will most likely receive questions from the developers about	the  problem  you
       observed,  and you will eventually be informed that your bug report has been closed.  This
       means that the bug has been fixed at least in the cvs(1) repository.  If the  answers  you
       receive	don't  satisfy you, don't hesitate to contact the developers directly under mutt-
       dev@mutt.org.

       You can also browse your bug report and all additional information and  replies	connected
       to   it	 using	the  bug  tracking  system's  Web  interface  under  the  following  URL:
       http://bugs.guug.de/

ENVIRONMENT
       flea will use the following environment variables:

       EMAIL  Your electronic mail address.  Will be used to set the bug  report's  From  header,
	      and to send you a copy of the report.

       LOGNAME
	      Your  login  name.   If the EMAIL environment variable isn't set, this will be used
	      instead to send you a copy of the report.  Setting the sender will be left to send-
	      mail(1) on your system.

       REPLYTO
	      If  set, the bug report will contain a Reply-To header with the e-mail address con-
	      tained in this environment variable.

       ORGANIZATION
	      If set, the bug report will contain an Organization header  with	the  contents  of
	      this environment variable.

       PAGER  If  set,	this  environment  variable  will be expected to contain the path to your
	      favorite pager for viewing the bug report.  If unset, more(1) will be used.

       VISUAL If set, this environment variable will be expected to  contain  the  path  to  your
	      favorite visual editor.

       EDITOR If  set,	this  environment  variable  will be expected to contain the path to your
	      favorite editor.	This variable is examined if and only if the  VISUAL  environment
	      variable is unset.  If EDITOR is unset, vi(1) will be used to edit the bug report.

FILES
       core   If  present,  this  file may contain a post-mortem memory dump of mutt.  It will be
	      inspected using the debugger installed on your system.

SEE ALSO
       dbx(1), gdb(1), lynx(1), mutt(1), muttrc(5), sdb(1), sendmail(1), uname(1), vi(1)

       The mutt bug tracking system: http://bugs.guug.de/

AUTHOR
       flea and this manual page were written by Thomas Roessler <roessler@does-not-exist.org>.

Unix					    July 2000					  flea(1)


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