Bugzilla - Logging a New Bug

The procedure of filling a new bug is quite simple and has been explained below.

Step 1 − Click on the ‘New’ link, present on the header or the footer or Click on the File a Bug button on the home page as shown in the following screenshot.

File Bug

Step 2 − Now, select the product group in which the bug is noticed.

Product Group

Step 3 − After selecting the Product, a form will appear where the user should enter the following details related to the bug −

  • Enter Product
  • Enter Component
  • Give Component description
  • Select version
  • Select severity
  • Select Hardware
  • Select OS
  • Enter Summary
  • Enter Description
  • Attach Attachment
Selecting Product

Note − The above fields vary as per the customization of Bugzilla. The Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).

Step 5 − Once the user starts typing in the Summary, Bugzilla filters the already logged in defects and displays the list to avoid duplicate bugs.

Duplicate Bug

Step 6 − Click on the Submit Bug button to log the bug.

Submit Bug

Step 7 − As soon as the user clicks on the Submit bug button, a Bug Id is generated with the details that of bug as that were entered.

Generated Details

Step 8 − The Deadline and the Status will be shown as depicted in the following screenshot.

Deadline Status

A user can also add additional information to the assigned bug like URL, keywords, whiteboard, tags, etc. This extra-information is helpful to give more details about the Bug that is created.

  • Large text box
  • URL
  • Whiteboard
  • Keywords
  • Tags
  • Depends on
  • Blocks

In the next chapter, we will learn how a bug can be cloned.