Explanation for today's apport bug spam

Sarah Hobbs hobbsee at kubuntu.org
Mon Jun 18 17:32:43 BST 2007

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Hi Martin,

Please send us this kind of mail a few days in advance, so we can warn
any upstreams that get our bugs sent to their mailing lists, so they can
create filters to discard all the apport mail.  Even to be able to set
up those filters for ourselves in advance would be good.

Obviously, angry upstreams arent fun.



Brian Murray wrote:
> I apologize if you already received this e-mail via ubuntu-devel but it
> seemed important enough to forward to this list in case anyone is not
> subscribed to ubuntu-devel.
> ----- Forwarded message from Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> -----
> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:05:15 +0200
> From: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>
> To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Explanation for today's apport bug spam
> Hello fellow developers,
> today I did a huge cleanup of CoreDump.gz bug attachments. We need to
> get rid of them, because they potentially contain sensitive and
> personal data, and are very large.
> Unfortunately Launchpad sends out email notifications about that, so
> that today you will get a large number of email bug spam. This is an
> one-time action and will never happen again. 
> In the future, apport bugs will silenced thoroughly, see
>   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CrashReporting
> This is going to be implemented soon.
> I apologize for the inconvenience!
> Martin	
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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