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To send bug reports from evolution, add set postponed=~/.evolution/mail/local/Drafts to your ~/.muttrc file, and once your bug is all done, make reportbug launch mutt, and then postpone the message (using 'P'), which will dump the message to your evolution Drafts folder. You can then double-click the message in the Drafts folder to further edit and or send the message.


If you are like me and you went on a package installation spree when you first got debian, and you want to reinstall, but want a mirror of packages before hand, use the following command to get the mirror using a fast connection, then do the install at home:

``apt-get --yes --reinstall --download-only install `dpkg --get-selections | sed -e 's/\t.*//g'```