Finding duplicates in Bugzilla

Ben Cotton Version F36 onwards Last review: 2022-03-03

Fedora developers want to hear about specific and reproducible bugs that happen when you use Fedora Linux, but it does not help to have the same bug reported many times. You can help to get more bugs fixed faster by checking duplicate reports before filing a new bug.

Commonly encountered bugs can be found:

If your bug isn’t in the lists above, you can use Bugzilla’s search tool to find matching bugs.

What to do with duplicates once found

If you are a triager or package maintainer, set the bug that has less information to the CLOSED status with a resolution of DUPLICATE, and add the bug number of the bug with the best information. This may very well mean closing a lower-numbered bug and keeping a higher-numbered one open—that’s fine.

If you do not have permissions to change bugs you have not reported, add a comment to both bugs pointing out the duplication and someone else will mark them appropriately.