mysqlbug - generate bug report




   To report MariaDB bugs, see - the mysqlbug
   program has now been deprecated by Oracle, and was never useful for

   Originally, the program enabled you to generate a bug report and send
   it to Oracle Corporation. It is a shell script and runs on Unix.

   The normal way to report MySQL bugs is to visit,
   which is the address for MySQL's bugs database. This database is public
   and can be browsed and searched by anyone. If you log in to the system,
   you can enter new reports. If you have no Web access, you can generate
   a bug report by using the mysqlbug script.

   mysqlbug helps you generate a report by determining much of the
   following information automatically, but if something important is
   missing, please include it with your message.  mysqlbug can be found in
   the scripts directory (source distribution) and in the bin directory
   under your MySQL installation directory (binary distribution).

   Invoke mysqlbug without arguments:

       shell> mysqlbug

   The script will place you in an editor with a copy of the report to be
   sent. Edit the lines near the beginning that indicate the nature of the
   problem. Then write the file to save your changes, quit the editor, and
   mysqlbug will send the report by email.


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   2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

   This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
   modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
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   This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
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   For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
   available online at


   MariaDB Foundation (


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