Here are some miscellaneous notes about possible issues you main run into when you begin your Bugzilla installation. Reference platforms for Bugzilla installation are Redhat Linux 7.2, Linux-Mandrake 8.0, and Solaris 8.

If you are installing Bugzilla on S.u.S.e. Linux, or some other distributions with "paranoid" security options, it is possible that the checksetup.pl script may fail with the error: cannot chdir(/var/spool/mqueue): Permission denied This is because your /var/spool/mqueue directory has a mode of "drwx------". Type chmod 755 /var/spool/mqueue as root to fix this problem.
Bugzilla may be installed on Macintosh OS X (10), which is a unix-based (BSD) operating system. Everything required for Bugzilla on OS X will install cleanly, but the optional GD perl module which is used for bug charting requires some additional setup for installation. Please see the Mac OS X installation section below for details
Release Notes for Bugzilla 2.14 are available at docs/rel_notes.txt in your Bugzilla source distribution.
The preferred documentation for Bugzilla is available in docs/, with a variety of document types available. Please refer to these documents when installing, configuring, and maintaining your Bugzilla installation.


Bugzilla is not a package where you can just plop it in a directory, twiddle a few things, and you're off. Installing Bugzilla assumes you know your variant of UNIX or Microsoft Windows well, are familiar with the command line, and are comfortable compiling and installing a plethora of third-party utilities. To install Bugzilla on Win32 requires fair Perl proficiency, and if you use a webserver other than Apache you should be intimately familiar with the security mechanisms and CGI environment thereof.


Bugzilla has not undergone a complete security review. Security holes may exist in the code. Great care should be taken both in the installation and usage of this software. Carefully consider the implications of installing other network services with Bugzilla.