Reporting Bugs

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The Funtoo community's goal is to provide a seamless and problem-free computing experience, and we take all bugs seriously. Please use the following resources for reporting bugs, technical support, and troubleshooting assistance:


The #funtoo IRC channel on freenode available for informal, real-time technical support and troubleshooting. Please use Funtoo channels rather than Gentoo channels for Funtoo Linux support.

Support Forums

The following Web-based discussion resources are specifically created for community-based support and troubleshooting, and are monitored by the Funtoo Linux core team.

Bug tracker

We are using JIRA for tracking Funtoo Linux issues. See to access the bug tracker.

For information on how to properly use the bug tracker, see below.

How To Report Bugs

  1. First, Create a Funtoo account.
  2. Go to Issues -> Create Issue
  3. Set Issue Type to "Bug".
  4. For Summary, enter a clear description of the defect.
  5. For Description, enter:
    1. a clear, detailed description of the problem
    2. clear steps to reproduce the problem
    3. output of the failure
    4. a description of what you expected to happen instead of the failure

When your issue is created, it will have a short name such as FL-17 that can be used to reference it.

Each issue is intended to track a specific defect in Funtoo Linux. Please respect the focus of each individual issue. Use the mailing lists and forums for general discussion.

Bug Status

When bugs are first reported, they are marked as Awaiting Review. This means that they are waiting to be reviewed by staff. Once reviewed and possibly revised somewhat, they will be moved into Queued status. This means that the bug has been accepted and is in queue to being fixed. When a developer starts working on the bug, it will move to In Progress status. This means that the bug is being actively worked on. When the bug is resolved, it will move to Test/Integration status, which means that it will now be tested and fully integrated into Funtoo Linux. When it has been fully integrated into Funtoo Linux, it will be marked as Closed, and the resolution will be set appropriately.

There are a few other statuses that are used. Upstream Review is used when a bug is submitted to an upstream project and is awaiting review or feedback. Workaround is used when a short-term fix is used to resolve a problem, but a longer-term fix is also required. There is also a Community Discussion status. This status is used when we are actively requesting community feedback. In general, we want to use JIRA as a way to have a very focused discussion about a specific bug, so we don't want the bug comments to be used like forums posts as a type of general discussion. Use the forums for this.

Fixing Bugs

When developers fix bugs, they can reference the issue(s) being fixed in the git commit message, by saying something like "This fixes FL-22". The funtoo-overlay and flora repositories are integrated with JIRA, so you will be able to see links to these commits by going to the Commits tab for the issue.

Upstream Bug Reporting

Please report all bugs to us first, so we are aware of the issue. We will handle reporting bugs to upstream projects, including Gentoo Linux.