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GNATS offers many of the same features offered by more generalized databases, including editing, querying, and basic reporting. You can access the submitting, editing, and querying functions of GNATS through provided utilities or from within GNU Emacs.
The "gnats-user" package has just the user tools for client machines. For the full installation and the central database server use the "gnats" package.
If you prefer not to use either an nfs-mounted database or the client/server model, it is possible to make a distribution that works entirely over e-mail. For more information, see gnats-info and type 'g' (for goto) followed by 'mkdist'. This package is not necessary for email-only setups.
Using GNU GNATS via e-mail requires that the processing programs run under the `gnats' user. Ensuring this is strongly MTA and site-configuration dependent, so the installation program doesn't try to configure it for you. Please refer to your MTA documentation how to enable do it. As for Exim, the default Debian MTA, you can add the line user = gnats into the `system_aliases' section of you more»
gnats (4.0-4) experimental; urgency=low The Debian packaging for GNATS has undergone a huge booster shot, with an almost complete rewrite of the ./debian directory. The package now brings to bear useful tools such as debhelper and cdbs for construction. Patches were made to the Makefile.in files in the GNATS source itself in order to resolve the "incorrect paths" problems that has bee more»
GNATS 4.1.0, March 2005 ========================== This is GNATS 4.1.0, a release that incorporates multiple bug fixes and enhancements that have been committed to CVS since the release of GNATS 4.0. Notable enhancements include: - Upgrade to autoconf 2.59 generated configure scripts. - New PR numbers are reported to the client upon new submissions - Rewrite of install-sid. Now, rather than ed more»
edit-pr(1) GNATS User Utilities edit-pr(1) NAME edit-pr - edit a more»
query-pr(1) GNATS User Utilities query-pr(1) NAME query-pr - query more»
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databases(5) GNATS configuration files databases(5) NAME databases - the more»
gnats(7) Problem Report Management System gnats(7) NAME gnats - Problem more»