D.3.  Generic method to send bug reports

Reporting a bug to a Debian package is just sending a specially formatted mail to .

The mail should include in the mail body, at the top, a few special pseudo-fields:

Package: <package name>
Version: <version of the package>
Severity: <bug severity>
Tags: <bug tags>

As a consequence, the following is a typical manual bug report (Klingon translation for the shadow package sent by the translator named John Doe):

From: John Doe <john.doe@johndoe.com>
Subject: [INTL:tlh] Klingon debconf templates translation

Package: shadow
Version: N/A
Severity: wishlist
Tags: l10n patch

Please find attached the Klingon translation of the shadow package.

(encoded tlh.po file follows)