apsfilter-bug - create a half-automatic bug report for apsfilter
With the apsfilter-bug script you can automatically create a bug report
for apsfilter(1). A template report file is created which you can edit
with your favourite editor ( emacs(1) by default, or whatever is entered
in the environment variable EDITOR ).
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 space.
A very important piece of the bug report is the debugging log created by
aps2file(1), probably with a command like
aps2file -D -o /dev/null [-P...] [-Z...] [input] 2> log.txt
Unless you don’t 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 editor.
If you invoked apsfilter-bug by accident, or if you need some additional
system information to include into the bug report, just exit your editor
without saving the file.
In addition to the stuff you’ve edited, some more information is appended
to the bug report automatically:
apsfilter version 7.2.6-stable
ghostscript version (from ’gs --version’)
system id (from ’uname -a’)
configure options --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
shell executable /bin/bash
awk executable /usr/bin/awk
sendmail executable /usr/sbin/sendmail
/usr/bin/aps2file script to create debugging output
See apsfilter software center - http://www.apsfilter.org/ - for new
versions, bugfixes and known bugs.
Please use the new tool apsfilter-bug(1) to release bug- or problem
reports. It automatically presents you a form 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 e-mail to the proper
If apsfilter fails to print something or prints it in a way you wouldn’t
expect and you want to report an apsfilter error then please save the
debugging output of one print session using the new aps2file(1) utility
by typing aps2file -D -Z options file > /dev/null 2> file.debug and
including the debugging output in the file file.debug into the edit
session of the apsfilter-bug utility, so that it is included into the
mail to the apsfilter mailinglist.
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 would’t work. If you don’t know, then
simply make sure you use the Bournce shell by typing /bin/sh or bash,
then you should have no problems with redirection of stdout and stderr (>
/dev/null 2> file.debug).
See official apsfilter homepage
http://www.apsfilter.org/handbook.html Apsfilter Handbook including the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
firstname.lastname@example.org. The above section BUGS and the file
HOWTO-BUGREPORTS tells you how to report bugs. If you want to know how
to troubleshoot your apsfilter installation, please read the manpage
aps2file(1) and apsfilter-bug(1) as well as the Apsfilter Handbook
The apsfilter-bug manpage has been written by Michael Loßin
<email@example.com> and first appeared in apsfilter V 7.1.0.