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Reporting Bugs

   Your bug reports play an essential role in making GNU CC reliable.

   When you encounter a problem, the first thing to do is to see if it
is already known.  Note: Trouble.  If it isn't known, then you should
report the problem.

   Reporting a bug may help you by bringing a solution to your problem,
or it may not.  (If it does not, look in the service directory; see
Note: Service.)  In any case, the principal function of a bug report
is to help the entire community by making the next version of GNU CC
work better.  Bug reports are your contribution to the maintenance of

   Since the maintainers are very overloaded, we cannot respond to every
bug report.  However, if the bug has not been fixed, we are likely to
send you a patch and ask you to tell us whether it works.

   In order for a bug report to serve its purpose, you must include the
information that makes for fixing the bug.

* Criteria
Bug CriteriaHave you really found a bug?
* Where
Bug ListsWhere to send your bug report.
* Reporting
Bug ReportingHow to report a bug effectively.
* Patches
Sending PatchesHow to send a patch for GNU CC.
* Known
TroubleKnown problems.
* Help
ServiceWhere to ask for help.

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