[Bug 1339663] Re: ubuntu-bug fails with "whoopsie-upload-all: error: unrecognized arguments" when /var/lib/apport/autoreport exists

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Mon May 16 20:54:36 UTC 2016

apport can and does send report to two separate systems, Launchpad and
the Ubuntu Error Tracker.  Sending of reports to the Ubuntu Error
Tracker is non-interactive and crashes can be sent to it automatically
if whoopsie-upload-all is installed and /var/lib/apport/autoreport
exists.  This is useful to Ubuntu developers as we then know what which
crashes are affecting a lot of users.

Unfortunately, there was a bug in ubuntu-bug which made it impossible
for people to report bugs to Launchpad if whoopsie-upload-all was
installed.  This has not yet been resolved in Trusty although I just
uploaded a fix for this for the SRU queue team to review.

Removing /var/lib/apport/autoreport isn't a good workaround as then you
won't be automatically reporting crashes to the Error Tracker.

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  ubuntu-bug fails with "whoopsie-upload-all: error: unrecognized
  arguments" when /var/lib/apport/autoreport exists

Status in apport package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in apport source package in Trusty:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  1. touch /var/lib/apport/autoreport
  2. Run the command:
  $ ubuntu-bug some_package

  ubuntu-bug fails with:
  $ ubuntu-bug some_package
  usage: whoopsie-upload-all [-h] [-t TIMEOUT]
  whoopsie-upload-all: error: unrecognized arguments: some_package

  Reporting process starts

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: apport 2.14.4-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.15.0-6.11-generic 3.15.0
  Uname: Linux 3.15.0-6-generic x86_64

  ApportVersion: 2.14.4-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
   640:1000:136:5676215:2014-07-09 09:48:24.545641183 +0200:2014-07-09 09:48:25.545641183 +0200:/var/crash/_usr_bin_indicator-weather.1000.crash
   640:0:136:205090:2014-07-08 09:18:29.153270255 +0200:2014-07-08 09:18:29.125270256 +0200:/var/crash/gnuplot.0.crash
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed Jul  9 13:10:21 2014
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: apport
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2012-01-31 (889 days ago)
  modified.conffile..etc.apport.crashdb.conf: [modified]
  mtime.conffile..etc.apport.crashdb.conf: 2014-04-14T14:45:04.033266

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