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     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
                          --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-awk=/usr/bin/awk
     shell executable     /bin/bash
     awk executable       /usr/bin/awk
     sendmail executable  /usr/sbin/sendmail


     /usr/bin/aps2file  script to create debugging output


     apsfilter(1), aps2file(1)


     See apsfilter software center - - 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
     apsfilter mailinglist.

     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   Apsfilter Handbook including the
                                              Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


     Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel  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
     <> and first appeared in apsfilter V 7.1.0.