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Reporting a bug

 

After you are sure you found a bug, it is important to make sure that your information gets to the right place. Try to find what program is causing the bug--if you can't find it, perhaps you could ask for help in comp.os.linux.help or comp.unix.misc. Once you find the program, try to read the manual page to see who wrote it.

The preferred method of sending bug reports in the world is via electronic mail. If you don't have access to electronic mail, you might want to contact whoever you got from--eventually, you're bound to encounter someone who either has electronic mail, or sells commercially and therefore wants to remove as many bugs as possible. Remember, though, that no one is under any obligation to fix any bugs unless you have a contract!

When you send a bug report in, include all the information you can think of. This includes:


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