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Bugzilla is a general-purpose computer bug-tracking tool developed and used by the Mozilla Foundation.

Being web-based and open source has made it the bug tracking tool of choice for many projects, both open source and proprietary.

Bugzilla relies on an installed web server (such as Apache) and a database management system (usually MySQL) to perform its work. Bugs can be submitted by anybody, and will be assigned to a particular developer. Various status updates for each bug are allowed, together with user notes and bug examples.

The notion of a bug in Bugzilla is very general; for instance, mozilla.org uses it to track feature requests as well.

Bugzilla requires:

  1. MySQL Database server (3.22.5 or greater)
  2. Perl (5.005 or greater, 5.6.1 is recommended if you wish to use Bundle::Bugzilla)
  3. Perl Modules such as:
    • Template (v2.07)
    • AppConfig (v1.52)
    • Text::Wrap (v2001.0131)
    • File::Spec (v0.8.2)
    • Data::Dumper (any)
    • DBD::mysql (v1.2209)
    • DBI (v1.13)
    • Date::Parse (any)
    • CGI::Carp (any)
  4. A webserver such as Apache

Optionals include:

  • GD (v1.19) for bug charting
  • Chart::Base (v0.99c) for bug charting
  • XML::Parser (any) for the XML interface (required for versions 2.19+)
  • MIME::Parser (any) for the email interface

External links

fr:Bugzilla ja:Bugzilla he:באגזילה

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