Reporting bugs upstream

Paul A Houle ph18 at
Fri Jan 20 15:02:16 UTC 2006

Mike A. Harris wrote:
> On top of that, quite often when someone experiences a problem in a
> particular piece of software, they may be quite upset and/or
> frustrated about the issue.  Frustrated enough to file a bug report
> to hopefully see the issue eventually fixed by someone, but also
> quite often hoping to expend the absolute minimal amount of effort
> to report the problem _anywhere_ as soon as possible, to make it
> someone elses problem real fast, and wash their hands of it.

$ rpm --erase {buggy_package}
$ curl {latest package from upstream}
$ tar -xzf ...
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install
$ if {problem not fixed}:
    contact upstream

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