Specification for the 'Bugs' field in 'debian/control' - Debian

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  1. Specification for the 'Bugs' field in 'debian/control'

    Howdy all,

    I'm trying to find the specification for the 'Bugs' field found in
    some packages (usually non-Debian ones).

    The field is not mentioned in the Policy §5 on control files
    .
    The combination "debian", "control", and "bugs" isn't helping me find
    it via search engines.

    I don't want to just guess based on existing packages and hope I get
    it right. Where can I find the specification for this 'Bugs' field?

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  2. Re: Specification for the 'Bugs' field in 'debian/control'

    Ben Finney writes:

    > I don't want to just guess based on existing packages and hope I get
    > it right. Where can I find the specification for this 'Bugs' field?


    deb-control(5):

    Bugs:
    The url of the bug tracking system for this package. The current
    used format is ://, like deb-
    bugs://bugs.debian.org.

    You might also find /usr/share/doc/reportbug/README.developers to be
    of interest.

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  3. Re: Specification for the 'Bugs' field in 'debian/control'

    ucko@debian.org (Aaron M. Ucko) writes:

    > Ben Finney writes:
    >
    > > I don't want to just guess based on existing packages and hope I
    > > get it right. Where can I find the specification for this 'Bugs'
    > > field?

    >
    > deb-control(5):


    Thanks, I wasn't aware of that manpage.

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