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that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.
 
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Setting status to "CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA".  If you still
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Setting status to "CLOSED: INSUFFICIENT_DATA".  If you still
 
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
 
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
 
release and can provide the information previously requested,
 
release and can provide the information previously requested,

Revision as of 03:47, 11 October 2008

Contents

Stock Bugzilla Responses

Introduction

Bugzilla is used by the Fedora Project to track bugs in the code and general things that need to be fixed to make Fedora better. Many bug reports in bugzilla lack sufficient information needed to assist the developer in fixing them.

To increase the speed of requesting missing information we have created a page of stock responses. This helps bug triagers and developers request missing information quickly in a clear, friendly, and consistent manner.

Feel free to add your own stock replies, or improve the ones here if you like.

No stack trace

If the bug is a crasher and no stack trace is provided in the report.

Thank you for the bug report. Without a stack trace from the crash it is
impossible to determine what caused the crash. Please see
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces for more information about
getting a useful stack trace.

As an additional hint, you can tell the reporter to install yum-utils and use debuginfo-install <rpm> which will install the necessary debuginfo RPM's

No debug symbols

If the stack trace is incomplete or without debugging symbols.

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug report. Unfortunately,
that stack trace is not very useful in determining the cause of the crash,
because there is not a symbolic stack trace.  In order to get a symbolic
stack trace, the appropriate debuginfo packages need to be installed.
In order to accomplish this, you can issue:

Please see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces for more information about
stack traces.

Incomplete report

If the bug is not described well


Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. This bug report isn't very
useful because it doesn't describe the bug well. If you have time and can
still reproduce the bug, please read
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests and add a more useful
description to this bug.
Thank you.

Incomplete crasher

If the bug is a crasher and not described well

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. This bug report isn't very
useful because it doesn't describe the bug well. If you have time and can
still reproduce the bug, please read
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests and add a more useful
description to this bug.

You'll also need to add a stack trace; please make sure you have debuginfo
packages installed and see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces
for more information about getting a useful stack trace.
Thank you.

Duplicate

If the bug is a duplicate of another bug

Thank you for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported
into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further
bugs you find.

Incorrect Component

If the bug has been reported to the incorrect component


Thank you for the report. However this has been reported to the incorrect
component. Reassinging from <oldcomponent> to <newcomponent>. Feel free to
report any further bugs you find to our bug tracking system.

In the future, in order to find the correct component, refer to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/CorrectComponent

Make sure you click on " Reassign bug to owner and QA contact of selected component " choice in the bottom of the report before you submit this component change

Fixed in CURRENTRELEASE

If the bug is fixed and there is a updated package:

Thank you for the bug report. This particular bug was fixed and a update package
was published for download. Please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

You can obtain the updated package by typing 'yum update <package>' or using the
graphical updater, pup.

Upstreaming

The bug is not a packaging bug, you have no plans to work on this in the near future, and there is an upstream bug tracking system other than the Red Hat bugzilla.

Thank you for the bug report.  At the moment, the Fedora developers are
busy fixing other issues and do not have time to work on this one.  The
best way to make sure your problem will get looked on is to report it to
the authors of the program. Mostupstream authors use a bug tracking system
like bugzilla, and more people who know the code will be looking at the
bug report there.

The upstream bug tracking system to use is:
LINK HERE

You are requested to add the bugzilla link here for tracking purposes.
Please make sure the bug isn't already in the upstream bug tracker
before filing it.

Then add a link to the upstream bug tracker system. Here is a list of some common bug tracking systems:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/ Gnome
http://bugs.kde.org/ KDE
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ Mozilla
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/ Freedesktop apps, including Xorg
http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handling/project_issues.html !OpenOffice

Evolution (together with evolution-data-server, gtkhtml3, libgal2, libsoup and the connector) was originally tracked upstream at http://bugzilla.ximian.com/ but as of April 9th 2005 the public bugs there were moved to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/. Bug numbers were changed according to the formula: new_bgo_bug_number = old_bxc_bug_number + 200000 Bugzilla.ximian.com will now redirect show_bug.cgi queries for bugs in the migrated products to bugzilla.gnome.org. Bug-buddy mails sent to bugzilla.ximian.com are automatically forwarded to bugzilla.gnome.org as well.

If you think its important you can even file the bug upstream and add a link to the upstream bug report. Then you could use something like:

Thank you for the bug report.  At the moment, the Fedora developers don't have
time to work on this particular issue. The best way to make sure your problem
will get looked on is to report it to the authors of the program. Most
upstream authors use a bug tracking system like bugzilla, and more people
who know the code will be looking at the bug report there.

I have filed this bug for you at:
LINK HERE

If you want to follow what happens to the bug, you can add yourself to the
upstream report.

Upstreaming Duplicate

The bug is not a packaging bug, you have no plans to work on this in the near future, and there is an upstream bug for this already.

Thank you for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported
to the author of the software, and the Fedora developers don't plan to work
on it at the moment. You can help out by adding any helpful additional
information you have to the upstream bug report at:
LINK

If you want to follow what happens to the bug, you can add yourself to the
upstream report.

End of Life (EOL) product

The bug is reported against a version of Fedora that is no longer maintained.

Thank you for your bug report.

We are sorry, but the Fedora Project no longer
maintains this version of Fedora. Please upgrade to the latest version and
reopen this bug against that version if this bug exists there.

As a result we are setting this bug to CLOSED:WONTFIX

Unsupported Components

If reports are being made to ship proprietary or restricted components or issues are beyond the control of the Fedora Project, the following response can be given

Thank you for the bug report. However, Fedora Project only ships 
and maintains Free and Open Source software.  Issues such as these
are beyond the control of Fedora developers.

Kindly post in Fedora community support forums or mailing list or 
consider using a commercially supported product

Should we include a line about commercial products or specifically RHEL?

Nvidia Driver

Specifically for bugs concerning the proprietary nvidia driver, the following detailed response can be given


Thank you for the report. Fedora does not provide or support
proprietary drivers. For users who are experiencing problems
installing, configuring, or using the unsupported 3rd party
proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides indirect
customer support via an online web based support forum. Nvidia
monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and
passes them on to Nvidia engineers for investigation.  Once
they've isolated a particular problem, it is often fixed in
a future video driver update.

The NVNews Nvidia Linux driver forum is located at:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14

Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums,
others who may have experienced the particular problem may
be able to assist.  If there is a real bug occurring, Nvidia
will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the
issue in a future driver update for the operating system
releases that they officially support.

While Fedora does not support the proprietary Nvidia driver,
users requiring technical help may also find the various
X.Org and Fedora mailing lists helpful in finding
assistance:

X.Org mailing lists:
http://www.freedesktop.org/XOrg/XorgMailingLists

Fedora mailing lists:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate#ML

Setting status to "CANTFIX" (unsupported).

Unanswered NEEDINFO bugs

A suggested text for bugs relating to old versions of Fedora that are no longer supported or that have been in a NEEDINFO state for more than thirty (30) days:

The information we've requested above is required in order
to review this problem report further and diagnose or fix the
issue if it is still present.  Since it has been thirty days or
more since we first requested additional information, we're assuming
the problem is either no longer present in the current Fedora release, or
that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.

Setting status to "CLOSED: INSUFFICIENT_DATA".  If you still
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
release and can provide the information previously requested,
please feel free to reopen the bug report.

Thank you in advance.
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Use the word maintained instead of supported as this causes confusion about the availability of commerical support or service level agreements
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Much of the text from this page comes from the Gnome bugsquad stock responses page