I found a problem with an application on Ubuntu. How do I best report the issue? What sort of information should I provide?
The Ubuntu Wiki has a very thorough guide that is well illustrated and covers many possible scenarios.
The essence of that page is that you first need a Launchpad account, then press Alt+F2 and enter
There are also methods described on that wiki page telling you how to:
There is a quick tutorial video that explains better http://youtu.be/18nsScrDIa0
And some more information on this site:
Step one: Preliminaries
Step two: Determine the package at fault
If you know which package is at fault, you can run
As a last Resort:
You can type
You may file a bug against no particular package by going here.
Step three: Submitting the bug report
(quoted verbatim from ReportingBugs for completeness.)
After executing any of the above commands, Apport (Ubuntu bug-reporter) will collect necessary data. A window will then pop up, asking you if you want to report the bug. Click "Send Report" if you wish to proceed, or click "Content of the report" if you want to review the information Apport collected.
When you're done, click "Submit bug report".
If you require to collect data while off-line, u may use
The most current guide appears to be https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
It looks pretty up to date to me, and I think it would be redundant to put that information on here.
If you're having a X error (graphical subsystem), the X Debugging page is very useful:
Usually doing an
If you know the application in question (specifically the package name), I would recommend using the
It's also a good time to search for potential duplicates, and if you find one click the "affects me too" button.
This help page has a lot more useful info: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
It's as easy as going here and filling the 2 or 3 fields that are there. Command line is not the only way.
Alternatively, you can use this (replace
It's mentioned in this part of the Ubuntu documentation.
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