"Report a bug", a simple way to report bug

Stephen Smally eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it
Fri Jun 22 09:02:25 UTC 2012


Il 22/06/2012 10:37, Lars Noodén ha scritto:
> On 6/22/12 7:33 AM, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
>> But that means the tool is unaware of, and so unable to report bugs
>> about, all command line apps (which do not come with .desktop files).
> [snip]
>
> Also, if you bring your home folder over from older systems, there may
> be .desktop files and other cruft from applications that are no longer
> installed.  Querying dpkg seems to be the safest way.
>
> Regards,
> /Lars
>

1) IMHO if a user were using command line apps, he/she would be able to 
report it in the correct way (just using apport-bug /path/to/executable)
2) The desktop files are stored in /usr/share/applications, so i don't 
see the home related issue here.
3) dpkg is slow as pain for this thing, and apport-bug already has an 
option to report a bug giving the executable (this is what "Report a 
Bug" - need a better way - do, it looks in the .desktop file for the 
executable and launch apport-bug)
However, this is a tool intended for beginners, who don't know e.g. what 
file Firefox launch (/usr/bin/firefox, obviously).

Hope is clear, just ask me if it isn't.

Stephen Smally



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