Ubuntu – How to report a bug


I found a problem with an application on Ubuntu.

Questions :

  • How do I best report the issue?
  • What sort of information should I provide?

Best Answer

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 ubuntu-bug packagename. In 11.04 and later you can enter ubuntu-bug -w and click on the affected window.

There are also methods described on that wiki page telling you how to:

There is a quick tutorial video that explains better.

And some more information on this site about how to gather information for a bug report:

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