FAQ 2.16 Where do I send bug reports?


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2.16: Where do I send bug reports?

(contributed by brian d foy)

First, ensure that you've found an actual bug. Second, ensure you've
found an actual bug.

If you've found a bug with the perl interpreter or one of the modules in
the standard library (those that come with Perl), you can use the
perlbug utility that comes with Perl (>= 5.004). It collects information
about your installation to include with your message, then sends the
message to the right place.

To determine if a module came with your version of Perl, you can use the
"Module::CoreList" module. It has the information about the modules
(with their versions) included with each release of Perl.

If "Module::CoreList" is not installed on your system, check out
http://perlpunks.de/corelist .

Every CPAN module has a bug tracker set up in RT, http://rt.cpan.org .
You can submit bugs to RT either through its web interface or by email.
To email a bug report, send it to bug-<distribution-name>@rt.cpan.org .
For example, if you wanted to report a bug in "Business::ISBN", you
could send a message to (e-mail address removed) .

Some modules might have special reporting requirements, such as a
Sourceforge or Google Code tracking system, so you should check the
module documentation too.



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