Reporting bugs

Once you have found a bug and collected all the potentially useful information about its occurrence, it is time to create a bug report.

This recipe shows you how to file a bug report in a right way.

Getting ready

While QGIS project hosts its own bugtracker, you still need an OSGeo User ID to use it. If you don't have an OSGeo account, create one by filling in the form at

How to do it…

Go to the QGIS bugtracker at and use your OSGeo User ID and password to log in. The Login link is located in the top-right corner of the page.

Before creating a new bug report, it is necessary to make sure this bug has not yet been reported. To do this, perform ...

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