I want to file a bug directly upstream to GNOME. Can someone give exact procedure for filing bugs on GNOME Bugzilla?
Before filing a bug report, it is good to search if the bug has already been reported. This saves time and effort.
Step 1 Identify which GNOME package you want to file the report on. This might be the most difficult item. Common packages are
Step 2 Visit https://bugzilla.gnome.org/browse.cgi and from the pull-down menu find the product identified in Step 1. Click on
Step 3 Suppose you want to search for existing bugs in the Text Editor (
Step 4 If you did not find a relevant bug report, click on the link File a bug in order to write a new bug report (or request for enhancement).
Bonus addition If you can find a bug report in Launchpad and the corresponding bug report on GNOME's Bugzilla, you can link from Launchpad to GNOME's Bugzilla. And Launchpad will automatically follow the status of the Bugzilla report. This type of connecting reports in Launchpad to Bugzillas is very important for the Ubuntu community and helps put order in the bugs.
For filing a bug in GNOME's bugzilla, look at these instructions from the ubuntu bug team. There are also some tips for how to report bugs on other bugzillas:
Here are instructions on how to use Bugzilla itself: