[Bug 1581682] Re: Duplicate signature for Package problems missing info

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1581682 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue May 17 19:32:59 UTC 2016

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 2.20.1-0ubuntu4

apport (2.20.1-0ubuntu4) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * data/general-hooks/ubuntu.py: Fix stacktrace when parsing
    DpkgTerminalLog.txt. (LP: #1548421)
  * data/general-hooks/ubuntu.py: Restore starting package problem duplicate
    signatures with the word package, the package name, and its version.
    (LP: #1581682)

 -- Brian Murray <brian at ubuntu.com>  Mon, 16 May 2016 14:16:15 -0700

** Changed in: apport (Ubuntu)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Released

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  Duplicate signature for Package problems missing info

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

Bug description:
  The code in apport which creates a duplicate signature for package
  installation failures changed in Ubuntu 16.04 and as part of that
  change we are no longer starting the duplicate signature with the

  dupe_sig = 'package:%s:%s:%s' % (package, version,

  This change was made because 'ErrorMessage' was too vague, however
  having 'package:%s:%s' was useful in the Ubuntu Error Tracker.  The
  Error Tracker buckets package installation failures based off the
  duplicate signature and without the string 'package:$package' its hard
  to know if a bucket is about about a package installation failure.
  Additionally, buckets end up containing a mish-mash of different
  packages.  In the following error notice how the package version table
  contains a bunch of unrelated version numbers:


  The duplicate signature for problems with the type package should be
  changed to start with package and the package name at least.

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