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 bug-Business-ISBN@rt.cpan.org .

    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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