[Bug 1545681] Re: apport-gtk is shown as <defunct> in process list

Lanoxx 1545681 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat May 21 16:06:40 UTC 2016

I have the exact same problem. I have experienced this issue already in
Ubuntu 14.04 and it still occurs on 16.04. A fix would be very much

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  apport-gtk is shown as <defunct> in process list

Status in apport package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Everytime I login a couple of crash report "System program problem
  detected" dialogs popup. When I click on report problem the on one of
  those dialog, it takes a short moment while information is being
  gathered and then a second dialog pops up. If on that dialog I click
  submit, then the dialog disappears and nothing happens.

  When I then focus another f those crash report detected dialogs and
  try to report another problem then the second dialog never opens and
  instead just nothing happens. While investigating this issue I noticed
  that `apport-gtk` is shown as defunct by ps:

  root     25209 14.3  0.0      0     0 ?        Z    09:29   0:18
  [apport-gtk] <defunct>

  I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will latest updates. It would be nice if
  this could be fixed, so I can properly report bugs again.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: apport 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-28.33~14.04.1-generic 4.2.8-ckt3
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-28-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Mon Feb 15 12:30:10 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-01-26 (1480 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: apport
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-05-17 (638 days ago)

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