GNU Bug Tracker
This is a bug tracker for the
GNU Operating System. We use this to
keep records of bug reports, as well as feature requests and patches,
submitted by users and developers. Each issue is given a number, and
is kept open until it is marked as having been dealt with.
See the usage notes if you are interested in
using this tracker for your project. List of
packages using this tracker.
How to Report a Bug
To get help with using this tracker, you can send a mail to the
Each project may have specific instructions on the best way to report a bug
- see the list of packages. You do not
need to know the details of how this bug tracker works in order to
report bugs, but if you want to, you can
read more about this tracker.
Submissions are moderated, so there may be a delay before your
If you want to send a copy of your initial report to someone else,
please use an X-Debbugs-CC header rather than
plain CC, as explained in more
Replying to an Existing Report
To reply to an existing report, for example #123, send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to the project's bug mailing list
address (e.g. bug-gnu-emacs), but be sure to keep "bug#123" in the
subject, else you will create a new report.
If a report is closed and receives no more mail for one month, it
is archived. Before you can send more mail to it, you must
send the command "unarchive 123" in the body of a message to the
control server address.
Viewing Bug Reports
You can read all the bug reports for a given package at the relevant
project's bug mailing list, as given in the above table (eg
mailing list for Emacs). You can also search or browse (e.g. see the
Static indices (only updated once a day, but can be faster if you want
to look at a lot of reports):
The same search fields are ORed, different fields are ANDed.