Providing Version InformationPhabricator Contributor Documentation (Contributing in Detail)
How to provide version information with reports made to the upstream.
When you submit a bug report, we require that you include version information.
Despite our insistence that users update before reporting issues, many reports we receive describe issues which have already been resolved. Including version information in your report allows us to quickly determine that you are out of date and that updating will fix your issue.
That said, your report must also include reproduction steps, and you should be unable to generate valid reproduction steps for an issue which has already been resolved because valid reproduction steps must also reproduce against a clean, up-to-date install. See Providing Reproduction Steps for details.
To get Phabricator version information:
- Go to the Config application. You can type "Config" into the global search box, or navigate to https://your.install.com/config/. You must be an administrator to access this application.
- Click Versions in the left menu.
- Copy and paste all of the information on the page into your report.
To get Arcanist version information:
- Run arc version.
- Copy and paste all of the output into your report.
In general, we use git commit hashes as version identifiers, so you can identify the version of something by running git show and copy/pasting the hash from the output. This may be useful if you're encountering an issue which prevents you from reaching the version reporting screen.
If you've forked Phabricator and have local commits, please make sure you are reporting upstream commit hashes, not local commit hashes. The UI will attempt to figure out where you branched from, but it may not be able to in all cases.
If you report local commit hashes instead of upstream commit hashes we can not go look up the commit hashes to figure out which changes they correspond to, so we can not use that information to determine out how old your install is or which patches you are missing.
In most cases, you can find the upstream commit you've branched from like this:
$ git merge-base HEAD origin/master
Note that if you report a bug and have local commits, we will almost always ask you to reproduce the issue against a clean copy of Phabricator before we continue. You can get help faster by doing this before reporting an issue.
- returning to Contributing Bug Reports.