[Fwd: Launchpad crash bug retracing for the masses!]

Freddy Martinez freddymartinez9 at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 20 22:29:29 GMT 2007

This email is very useful. The MozillaTeam has been working heavily with
apport and having them retraced automatically is a great time saver and lets
us look for trends of crashes.

On 3/20/07, Dean Sas <dean at deansas.org> wrote:
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> Hi,
> Apport has got a fancy new feature - if you tag a bug correctly it will
> automatically be retraced by the machines in the ubuntu data centre. See
> below for examples.
> Also is anyone finding these mails about the rest of the community
> useful? It strikes me that most of this info will hopefully be repeated
> in the UWN anyway..Not that I mind doing it.
> Thanks,
> Dean
> - -------- Original Message --------
> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 18:56:32 +0100
> From: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>
> To: Ubuntu Development <ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Launchpad crash bug retracing for the masses!
> Hello fellow developers,
> Let me lift the curtain for launchpad-crash-digger, a bot that runs in
> the data center. It grabs apport crash bugs from Launchpad, runs
> apport-retrace on them, and attaches the symbolic stack traces back to
> the bug report. See [1] for an example how it looks like (this bug
> contains *two* responses from the 'Apport retracing service'; this was
> just for testing).
> It still needs a little help from triagers at the moment, though. In
> order to have launchpad-crash-digger see the bugs that need to be
> processed, they need to have one of these tags attached:
>   need-i386-retrace
>   need-amd64-retrace
>   need-ppc-retrace
> The retracer will remove these tags while processing a bug.
> NB that there is no ppc retracer set up yet, I'll do this a bit later
> when the i386/amd64 ones settled down a bit and proved to be
> reasonably reliable. We tested them a bit today, and I fixed a couple
> of nasty bugs which made it break down.
> This obsoletes the retrace-{i386,amd64} scripts on ronne in the data
> center.
> In the future, apport will file crash bugs with the right tag already
> attached to it, so that the manual tagging will not be necessary any
> more. This needs a feature in Malone which is not yet there.
> Enjoy, and make sure to give feedback about any problem or suggestion
> you have!
> Martin
> [1] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/93987
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Freddy Martinez
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