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Reporting Bugs the Debian Way

May 26, 2008, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Cartwright)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"Following on from my recommendation for apt-buglist--where you can see the reported bugs on a package before installing it--I thought it might be useful to look at the other side of the coin, reporting bugs in Debian. The best way to do this is with the dedicated tool: reportbug.

"Bugs are a fact of software life. Even the most established and mature project will inevitably have bugs--what distinguishes good software management is also how bugs are reported and handled. Debian has a long history of trying to do things 'right' (although granted that is a very subjective term) and in 'reportbug' I think it has a very simple and effective way of--er--reporting bugs..."

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