[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] bugreports: suggest the -report option.

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Mon Dec 12 11:44:35 CET 2011

Signed-off-by: Nicolas George <nicolas.george at normalesup.org>
 src/bugreports |    9 +++++++++
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


> Note that I'm not asking for a "please use master/HEAD..." (since already
> on the page) but more like "if you're tracking a regression, note that
> -report is recent...".

I see your point. Here is an updated version.


  Nicolas George

diff --git a/src/bugreports b/src/bugreports
index cfe3cb4..04706f8 100644
--- a/src/bugreports
+++ b/src/bugreports
@@ -40,6 +40,15 @@ When writing your bug report, please include (uncompressed):
+You can use the <code>-report</code> option or define the
+<code>FFREPORT</code> environment variable (to any value) to get the exact
+command line and the full verbose console output in a file named
+<code>ffmpeg-*.log</code> in the current directory.
+Note that the <code>-report</code> option is recent, it will not help
+tracking regressions in old revisions.
 If you encounter a crash bug, please provide the <code>gdb</code> output,
 backtrace and disassembly using the the <code>ffmpeg_g</code> debug binary as

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