a2p
accept
access
acct
addftinfo
addr2line
adjtime
afmtodit
after
aio_cancel
aio_error
aio_read
aio_return
aio_suspend
aio_waitcomplete
aio_write
alias
aliases
alloc
anvil
append
apply
apropos
ar
array
as
asa
asn1parse
at
atq
atrm
attemptckalloc
attemptckrealloc
authlib
authtest
autopoint
awk
b64decode
b64encode
basename
batch
bc
bdes
bell
bg
bgerror
biff
big5
binary
bind
bindkey
bindtags
bindtextdomain
bio
bitmap
blowfish
bn
bootparams
bootptab
bounce
brandelf
break
breaksw
brk
bsdiff
bsdtar
bsnmpd
bspatch
bthost
btsockstat
buffer
builtin
builtins
bunzip2
button
byacc
bzcat
bzegrep
bzfgrep
bzgrep
bzip2
c2ph
c89
c99
ca
cal
calendar
canvas
cap_mkdb
case
cat
catch
catman
cc
cd
cdcontrol
chdir
checkbutton
checknr
chflags
chfn
chgrp
chio
chkey
chmod
chown
chpass
chroot
chsh
ci
ciphers
ckalloc
ckdist
ckfree
ckrealloc
cksum
cleanup
clear
clipboard
clock
clock_getres
clock_gettime
clock_settime
close
cmp
co
col
colcrt
colldef
colors
colrm
column
comm
command
compile_et
complete
compress
concat
config
connect
console
continue
core
courierlogger
couriertcpd
cp
cpan
cpio
cpp
creat
crl
crontab
crunchgen
crunchide
crypt
crypto
csh
csplit
ctags
ctm
ctm_dequeue
ctm_rmail
ctm_smail
cu
cursor
cursors
cut
cvs
date
dbiprof
dbiproxy
dc
dcgettext
dcngettext
dd
dde
default
defer
deliverquota
des
destroy
devfs
df
dgettext
dgst
dh
dhparam
dialog
diff
diff3
dig
dir
dirent
dirname
dirs
discard
disktab
dngettext
do
domainname
done
dprofpp
dsa
dsaparam
dtmfdecode
du
dup
dup2
eaccess
ec
ecdsa
echo
echotc
ecparam
ed
edit
editrc
ee
egrep
elf
elfdump
elif
else
enc
enc2xs
encoding
end
endif
endsw
engine
enigma
entry
env
envsubst
eof
eqn
err
errno
error
errstr
esac
ethers
euc
eui64
eval
event
evp
ex
exec
execve
exit
expand
export
exports
expr
extattr
extattr_delete_fd
extattr_delete_file
extattr_get_fd
extattr_get_file
extattr_set_fd
extattr_set_file
f77
false
famm
famx
fblocked
fbtab
fc
fchdir
fchflags
fchmod
fchown
fcntl
fconfigure
fcopy
fdescfs
fdformat
fdread
fdwrite
fetch
fg
fgrep
fhopen
fhstat
fhstatfs
fi
file
file2c
fileevent
filename
filetest
find
find2perl
finger
flex
flock
flush
fmt
focus
fold
font
fontedit
for
foreach
fork
format
forward
fpathconf
frame
from
fs
fstab
fstat
fstatfs
fsync
ftp
ftpchroot
ftpusers
ftruncate
futimes
g711conv
gb2312
gb18030
gbk
gcc
gcore
gcov
gdb
gencat
gendsa
genrsa
gensnmptree
getconf
getdents
getdirentries
getdtablesize
getegid
geteuid
getfacl
getfh
getfsstat
getgid
getgroups
getitimer
getlogin
getopt
getopts
getpeername
getpgid
getpgrp
getpid
getppid
getpriority
getresgid
getresuid
getrlimit
getrusage
gets
getsid
getsockname
getsockopt
gettext
gettextize
gettimeofday
gettytab
getuid
glob
global
gmake
goto
gperf
gprof
grab
grep
grid
grn
grodvi
groff
groff_font
groff_out
groff_tmac
grog
grolbp
grolj4
grops
grotty
group
groups
gunzip
gzcat
gzexe
gzip
h2ph
h2xs
hash
hashstat
hd
head
help2man
hesinfo
hexdump
history
host
hostname
hosts
hosts_access
hosts_options
hpftodit
http
hup
i386_get_ioperm
i386_get_ldt
i386_set_ioperm
i386_set_ldt
i386_vm86
iconv
id
ident
idprio
if
ifnames253
ifnames259
image
imapd
incr
indent
indxbib
info
infokey
inode
install
instmodsh
interp
intro
introduction
ioctl
ipcrm
ipcs
ipf
ipftest
ipnat
ippool
ipresend
issetugid
jail
jail_attach
jobid
jobs
join
jot
kbdcontrol
kbdmap
kcon
kdestroy
kdump
kenv
kevent
keycap
keylogin
keylogout
keymap
keysyms
kgdb
kill
killall
killpg
kinit
kldfind
kldfirstmod
kldload
kldnext
kldstat
kldsym
kldunload
klist
kpasswd
kqueue
kse
kse_create
kse_exit
kse_release
kse_switchin
kse_thr_interrupt
kse_wakeup
ktrace
label
labelframe
lam
lappend
last
lastcomm
lastlog
lchflags
lchmod
lchown
ld
ldap
ldapadd
ldapcompare
ldapdelete
ldapmodify
ldapmodrdn
ldappasswd
ldapsearch
ldapwhoami
ldd
leave
less
lesskey
lex
lgetfh
lhash
libnetcfg
library
limit
limits
lindex
link
linprocfs
linsert
lint
lio_listio
list
listbox
listen
lj4_font
lkbib
llength
lmtp
ln
load
loadfont
local
locale
locate
lock
lockf
log
logger
login
logins
logname
logout
look
lookbib
lorder
lower
lp
lpq
lpr
lprm
lptest
lrange
lreplace
ls
lsearch
lseek
lset
lsort
lstat
lsvfs
lutimes
lynx
m4
madvise
magic
mail
maildiracl
maildirkw
maildirmake
mailq
mailx
make
makeinfo
makewhatis
man
manpath
master
mc
mcedit
mcview
md2
md4
md5
mdc2
memory
menu
menubar
menubutton
merge
mesg
message
mincore
minherit
minigzip
mkdep
mkdir
mkfifo
mkimapdcert
mklocale
mknod
mkpop3dcert
mkstr
mktemp
mlock
mlockall
mmap
mmroff
modfind
modfnext
modnext
modstat
moduli
more
motd
mount
mprotect
mptable
msdos
msdosfs
msgattrib
msgcat
msgcmp
msgcomm
msgconv
msgen
msgexec
msgfilter
msgfmt
msggrep
msginit
msgmerge
msgs
msgunfmt
msguniq
mskanji
msql2mysql
msync
mt
munlock
munlockall
munmap
mv
myisamchk
myisamlog
myisampack
mysql
mysqlaccess
mysqladmin
mysqlbinlog
mysqlcheck
mysqld
mysqldump
mysqld_multi
mysqld_safe
mysqlhotcopy
mysqlimport
mysqlshow
mysql_config
mysql_fix_privilege_tables
mysql_zap
namespace
nanosleep
nawk
nc
ncal
ncplist
ncplogin
ncplogout
neqn
netconfig
netgroup
netid
netstat
networks
newaliases
newgrp
nex
nfsstat
nfssvc
ngettext
nice
nl
nm
nmount
nohup
nologin
notify
nroff
nseq
nslookup
ntp_adjtime
ntp_gettime
nvi
nview
objcopy
objdump
objformat
ocsp
od
onintr
open
openssl
opieaccess
opieinfo
opiekey
opiekeys
opiepasswd
option
options
oqmgr
pack
package
packagens
pagesize
palette
pam_auth
panedwindow
parray
passwd
paste
patch
pathchk
pathconf
pawd
pax
pbm
pcre
pcreapi
pcrebuild
pcrecallout
pcrecompat
pcrecpp
pcregrep
pcrematching
pcrepartial
pcrepattern
pcreperform
pcreposix
pcreprecompile
pcresample
pcretest
perl
perl56delta
perl58delta
perl561delta
perl570delta
perl571delta
perl572delta
perl573delta
perl581delta
perl582delta
perl583delta
perl584delta
perl585delta
perl586delta
perl587delta
perl588delta
perl5004delta
perl5005delta
perlaix
perlamiga
perlapi
perlapio
perlapollo
perlartistic
perlbeos
perlbook
perlboot
perlbot
perlbs2000
perlbug
perlcall
perlcc
perlce
perlcheat
perlclib
perlcn
perlcompile
perlcygwin
perldata
perldbmfilter
perldebguts
perldebtut
perldebug
perldelta
perldgux
perldiag
perldoc
perldos
perldsc
perlebcdic
perlembed
perlepoc
perlfaq
perlfaq1
perlfaq2
perlfaq3
perlfaq4
perlfaq5
perlfaq6
perlfaq7
perlfaq8
perlfaq9
perlfilter
perlfork
perlform
perlfreebsd
perlfunc
perlglossary
perlgpl
perlguts
perlhack
perlhist
perlhpux
perlhurd
perlintern
perlintro
perliol
perlipc
perlirix
perlivp
perljp
perlko
perllexwarn
perllinux
perllocale
perllol
perlmachten
perlmacos
perlmacosx
perlmint
perlmod
perlmodinstall
perlmodlib
perlmodstyle
perlmpeix
perlnetware
perlnewmod
perlnumber
perlobj
perlop
perlopenbsd
perlopentut
perlos2
perlos390
perlos400
perlothrtut
perlpacktut
perlplan9
perlpod
perlpodspec
perlport
perlqnx
perlre
perlref
perlreftut
perlrequick
perlreref
perlretut
perlrun
perlsec
perlsolaris
perlstyle
perlsub
perlsyn
perlthrtut
perltie
perltoc
perltodo
perltooc
perltoot
perltrap
perltru64
perltw
perlunicode
perluniintro
perlutil
perluts
perlvar
perlvmesa
perlvms
perlvos
perlwin32
perlxs
perlxstut
perror
pfbtops
pftp
pgrep
phones
photo
pic
pickup
piconv
pid
pipe
pkcs7
pkcs8
pkcs12
pkg_add
pkg_check
pkg_create
pkg_delete
pkg_info
pkg_sign
pkg_version
pkill
pl2pm
place
pod2html
pod2latex
pod2man
pod2text
pod2usage
podchecker
podselect
poll
popd
popup
posix_madvise
postalias
postcat
postconf
postdrop
postfix
postkick
postlock
postlog
postmap
postqueue
postsuper
pr
pread
preadv
printcap
printenv
printf
proc
procfs
profil
protocols
prove
proxymap
ps
psed
psroff
pstruct
ptrace
publickey
pushd
puts
pwd
pwrite
pwritev
qmgr
qmqpd
quota
quotactl
radiobutton
raise
rand
ranlib
rcp
rcs
rcsclean
rcsdiff
rcsfile
rcsfreeze
rcsintro
rcsmerge
read
readelf
readlink
readonly
readv
realpath
reboot
recv
recvfrom
recvmsg
red
ree
refer
regexp
registry
regsub
rehash
remote
rename
repeat
replace
req
reset
resolver
resource
return
rev
revoke
rfcomm_sppd
rfork
rhosts
ripemd
ripemd160
rlog
rlogin
rm
rmd160
rmdir
rpc
rpcgen
rs
rsa
rsautl
rsh
rtld
rtprio
rup
ruptime
rusers
rwall
rwho
s2p
safe
sasl
sasldblistusers2
saslpasswd2
sbrk
scache
scale
scan
sched
sched_getparam
sched_getscheduler
sched_get_priority_max
sched_get_priority_min
sched_rr_get_interval
sched_setparam
sched_setscheduler
sched_yield
scon
scp
script
scrollbar
sdiff
sed
seek
select
selection
semctl
semget
semop
send
sendbug
sendfile
sendmail
sendmsg
sendto
services
sess_id
set
setegid
setenv
seteuid
setfacl
setgid
setgroups
setitimer
setlogin
setpgid
setpgrp
setpriority
setregid
setresgid
setresuid
setreuid
setrlimit
setsid
setsockopt
settc
settimeofday
setty
setuid
setvar
sftp
sh
sha
sha1
sha256
shar
shells
shift
shmat
shmctl
shmdt
shmget
showq
shutdown
sigaction
sigaltstack
sigblock
sigmask
sigpause
sigpending
sigprocmask
sigreturn
sigsetmask
sigstack
sigsuspend
sigvec
sigwait
size
slapadd
slapcat
slapd
slapdn
slapindex
slappasswd
slaptest
sleep
slogin
slurpd
smbutil
smime
smtp
smtpd
socket
socketpair
sockstat
soelim
sort
source
spawn
speed
spinbox
spkac
splain
split
squid
squid_ldap_auth
squid_ldap_group
squid_unix_group
sscop
ssh
sshd_config
ssh_config
stab
startslip
stat
statfs
stop
string
strings
strip
stty
su
subst
sum
suspend
swapoff
swapon
switch
symlink
sync
sysarch
syscall
sysconftool
sysconftoolcheck
systat
s_client
s_server
s_time
tabs
tail
talk
tar
tbl
tclsh
tcltest
tclvars
tcopy
tcpdump
tcpslice
tcsh
tee
tell
telltc
telnet
term
termcap
terminfo
test
texindex
texinfo
text
textdomain
tfmtodit
tftp
then
threads
time
tip
tk
tkerror
tkvars
tkwait
tlsmgr
tmac
top
toplevel
touch
tput
tr
trace
trafshow
trap
troff
true
truncate
truss
tset
tsort
tty
ttys
type
tzfile
ui
ul
ulimit
umask
unalias
uname
uncomplete
uncompress
undelete
unexpand
unhash
unifdef
unifdefall
uniq
units
unknown
unlimit
unlink
unmount
unset
unsetenv
until
unvis
update
uplevel
uptime
upvar
usbhidaction
usbhidctl
users
utf8
utimes
utmp
utrace
uudecode
uuencode
uuidgen
vacation
variable
verify
version
vfork
vgrind
vgrindefs
vi
vidcontrol
vidfont
view
virtual
vis
vt220keys
vwait
w
wait
wait3
wait4
waitpid
wall
wc
wget
what
whatis
where
whereis
which
while
who
whoami
whois
window
winfo
wish
wm
write
writev
wtmp
x509
xargs
xgettext
xmlwf
xstr
xsubpp
yacc
yes
ypcat
ypchfn
ypchpass
ypchsh
ypmatch
yppasswd
ypwhich
yyfix
zcat
zcmp
zdiff
zegrep
zfgrep
zforce
zgrep
zmore
znew
_exit
__syscall
 
FreeBSD/Linux/UNIX General Commands Manual
Hypertext Man Pages
perlbug
 
PERLBUG(1)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide 	    PERLBUG(1)



NAME
       perlbug - how to submit bug reports on Perl

SYNOPSIS
       perlbug [ -v ] [ -a address ] [ -s subject ] [ -b body | -f inputfile ]
       [ -F outputfile ] [ -r returnaddress ] [ -e editor ] [ -c adminad-
       dress | -C ] [ -S ] [ -t ]  [ -d ]  [ -A ]  [ -h ]

       perlbug [ -v ] [ -r returnaddress ]
	[ -A ] [ -ok | -okay | -nok | -nokay ]

DESCRIPTION
       A program to help generate bug reports about perl or the modules that
       come with it, and mail them.

       If you have found a bug with a non-standard port (one that was not part
       of the standard distribution), a binary distribution, or a non-standard
       module (such as Tk, CGI, etc), then please see the documentation that
       came with that distribution to determine the correct place to report
       bugs.

       "perlbug" is designed to be used interactively. Normally no arguments
       will be needed.	Simply run it, and follow the prompts.

       If you are unable to run perlbug (most likely because you don't have a
       working setup to send mail that perlbug recognizes), you may have to
       compose your own report, and email it to perlbug@perl.org.  You might
       find the -d option useful to get summary information in that case.

       In any case, when reporting a bug, please make sure you have run
       through this checklist:

       What version of Perl you are running?
	   Type "perl -v" at the command line to find out.

       Are you running the latest released version of perl?
	   Look at http://www.perl.com/ to find out.  If it is not the latest
	   released version, get that one and see whether your bug has been
	   fixed.  Note that bug reports about old versions of Perl, espe-
	   cially those prior to the 5.0 release, are likely to fall upon deaf
	   ears.  You are on your own if you continue to use perl1 .. perl4.

       Are you sure what you have is a bug?
	   A significant number of the bug reports we get turn out to be docu-
	   mented features in Perl.  Make sure the behavior you are witnessing
	   doesn't fall under that category, by glancing through the documen-
	   tation that comes with Perl (we'll admit this is no mean task,
	   given the sheer volume of it all, but at least have a look at the
	   sections that seem relevant).

	   Be aware of the familiar traps that perl programmers of various
	   hues fall into.  See perltrap.

	   Check in perldiag to see what any Perl error message(s) mean.  If
	   message isn't in perldiag, it probably isn't generated by Perl.
	   Consult your operating system documentation instead.

	   If you are on a non-UNIX platform check also perlport, as some fea-
	   tures may be unimplemented or work differently.

	   Try to study the problem under the Perl debugger, if necessary.
	   See perldebug.

       Do you have a proper test case?
	   The easier it is to reproduce your bug, the more likely it will be
	   fixed, because if no one can duplicate the problem, no one can fix
	   it.	A good test case has most of these attributes: fewest possible
	   number of lines; few dependencies on external commands, modules, or
	   libraries; runs on most platforms unimpeded; and is self-document-
	   ing.

	   A good test case is almost always a good candidate to be on the
	   perl test suite.  If you have the time, consider making your test
	   case so that it will readily fit into the standard test suite.

	   Remember also to include the exact error messages, if any.  "Perl
	   complained something" is not an exact error message.

	   If you get a core dump (or equivalent), you may use a debugger
	   (dbx, gdb, etc) to produce a stack trace to include in the bug
	   report.  NOTE: unless your Perl has been compiled with debug info
	   (often -g), the stack trace is likely to be somewhat hard to use
	   because it will most probably contain only the function names and
	   not their arguments.  If possible, recompile your Perl with debug
	   info and reproduce the dump and the stack trace.

       Can you describe the bug in plain English?
	   The easier it is to understand a reproducible bug, the more likely
	   it will be fixed.  Anything you can provide by way of insight into
	   the problem helps a great deal.  In other words, try to analyze the
	   problem (to the extent you can) and report your discoveries.

       Can you fix the bug yourself?
	   A bug report which includes a patch to fix it will almost defi-
	   nitely be fixed.  Use the "diff" program to generate your patches
	   ("diff" is being maintained by the GNU folks as part of the diffu-
	   tils package, so you should be able to get it from any of the GNU
	   software repositories).  If you do submit a patch, the cool-dude
	   counter at perlbug@perl.org will register you as a savior of the
	   world.  Your patch may be returned with requests for changes, or
	   requests for more detailed explanations about your fix.

	   Here are some clues for creating quality patches: Use the -c or -u
	   switches to the diff program (to create a so-called context or uni-
	   fied diff).	Make sure the patch is not reversed (the first argu-
	   ment to diff is typically the original file, the second argument
	   your changed file).	Make sure you test your patch by applying it
	   with the "patch" program before you send it on its way.  Try to
	   follow the same style as the code you are trying to patch.  Make
	   sure your patch really does work ("make test", if the thing you're
	   patching supports it).

       Can you use "perlbug" to submit the report?
	   perlbug will, amongst other things, ensure your report includes
	   crucial information about your version of perl.  If "perlbug" is
	   unable to mail your report after you have typed it in, you may have
	   to compose the message yourself, add the output produced by "perl-
	   bug -d" and email it to perlbug@perl.org.  If, for some reason, you
	   cannot run "perlbug" at all on your system, be sure to include the
	   entire output produced by running "perl -V" (note the uppercase V).

	   Whether you use "perlbug" or send the email manually, please make
	   your Subject line informative.  "a bug" not informative.  Neither
	   is "perl crashes" nor "HELP!!!".  These don't help.	A compact
	   description of what's wrong is fine.

       Having done your bit, please be prepared to wait, to be told the bug is
       in your code, or even to get no reply at all.  The Perl maintainers are
       busy folks, so if your problem is a small one or if it is difficult to
       understand or already known, they may not respond with a personal
       reply.  If it is important to you that your bug be fixed, do monitor
       the "Changes" file in any development releases since the time you sub-
       mitted the bug, and encourage the maintainers with kind words (but
       never any flames!).  Feel free to resend your bug report if the next
       released version of perl comes out and your bug is still present.

OPTIONS
       -a      Address to send the report to.  Defaults to perlbug@perl.org.

       -A      Don't send a bug received acknowledgement to the reply address.
	       Generally it is only a sensible to use this option if you are a
	       perl maintainer actively watching perl porters for your message
	       to arrive.

       -b      Body of the report.  If not included on the command line, or in
	       a file with -f, you will get a chance to edit the message.

       -C      Don't send copy to administrator.

       -c      Address to send copy of report to.  Defaults to the address of
	       the local perl administrator (recorded when perl was built).

       -d      Data mode (the default if you redirect or pipe output).	This
	       prints out your configuration data, without mailing anything.
	       You can use this with -v to get more complete data.

       -e      Editor to use.

       -f      File containing the body of the report.	Use this to quickly
	       send a prepared message.

       -F      File to output the results to instead of sending as an email.
	       Useful particularly when running perlbug on a machine with no
	       direct internet connection.

       -h      Prints a brief summary of the options.

       -ok     Report successful build on this system to perl porters. Forces
	       -S and -C. Forces and supplies values for -s and -b. Only
	       prompts for a return address if it cannot guess it (for use
	       with make). Honors return address specified with -r.  You can
	       use this with -v to get more complete data.   Only makes a
	       report if this system is less than 60 days old.

       -okay   As -ok except it will report on older systems.

       -nok    Report unsuccessful build on this system.  Forces -C.  Forces
	       and supplies a value for -s, then requires you to edit the
	       report and say what went wrong.	Alternatively, a prepared
	       report may be supplied using -f.  Only prompts for a return
	       address if it cannot guess it (for use with make). Honors
	       return address specified with -r.  You can use this with -v to
	       get more complete data.	Only makes a report if this system is
	       less than 60 days old.

       -nokay  As -nok except it will report on older systems.

       -r      Your return address.  The program will ask you to confirm its
	       default if you don't use this option.

       -S      Send without asking for confirmation.

       -s      Subject to include with the message.  You will be prompted if
	       you don't supply one on the command line.

       -t      Test mode.  The target address defaults to perl-
	       bug-test@perl.org.

       -v      Include verbose configuration data in the report.

AUTHORS
       Kenneth Albanowski (), subsequently doctored by
       Gurusamy Sarathy (), Tom Christiansen
       (), Nathan Torkington (), Charles F.
       Randall (), Mike Guy (), Dominic Dunlop
       (), Hugo van der Sanden (), Jarkko
       Hietaniemi (), Chris Nandor (), Jon Orwant
       (, and Richard Foley ().

SEE ALSO
       perl(1), perldebug(1), perldiag(1), perlport(1), perltrap(1), diff(1),
       patch(1), dbx(1), gdb(1)

BUGS
       None known (guess what must have been used to report them?)



perl v5.8.8			  2006-12-06			    PERLBUG(1)
=210668
+87
(23)