script you can automatically create a bug report for
A template report file is created which you can edit with your
favourite editor (
by default, or whatever is entered in the environment variable
You will see a couple of lines starting with #; these lines
will be removed before the report is sent. So if you want to use
the # character at the beginning of a line, just indent it with
A very important piece of the bug report is the debugging log
probably with a command like
aps2file -D -o /dev/null [-P...] [-Z...] [input] 2> log.txt
Unless you dont even have a chance to create a debugging log, it
is crucial for serious bug hunting.
After you have filled in as much (useful) information as possible,
you must save the file under its original name, then exit your
If you invoked
by accident, or if you need some additional system information
to include into the bug report, just exit your editor without
saving the file.
See apsfilter software center -
- for new versions, bugfixes and known bugs.
Please use the new tool
to release bug- or problem reports. It automatically presents you a
in an editor window which asks you some standard questions.
If you save and quit the editor session, then this report is
sent automatically via
to the proper apsfilter mailinglist.
If apsfilter fails to print something or prints it in a way
you wouldnt expect and you want to report an apsfilter error
then please save the debugging output of one print session
using the new
utility by typing
aps2file -D -Z options file > /dev/null 2> file.debug
and including the debugging output in the file
into the edit session of the
utility, so that it is included into the mail to the apsfilter
Please note that you need to run /bin/sh (Bourne Shell), bash
or a compatible shell, so that the above mentioned output
redirection works. Under C-shell (/bin/csh) or tcsh it wouldt
work. If you dont know, then simply make sure you use the
Bournce shell by typing
then you should have no problems with redirection of
(> /dev/null 2> file.debug).