Default App: xdiagnose

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Fri Sep 1 08:07:26 UTC 2017

On 01.09.2017 00:35, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 3:55 AM, Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton at> wrote:
>> On 09.06.2017 03:43, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
>>> The GNOME Activities Overview makes default installed apps much more
>>> prominent so any app installed by default should work and be generally
>>> useful.
>>> xdiagnose does not work with GNOME on Wayland (LP: #1616742) because
>>> of the pkexec issue I mentioned in a separate thread on this list.
>>> The only Ubuntu flavors that include xdiagnose in 17.04 are Ubuntu
>>> (Unity), Ubuntu Budgie and Ubuntu Kylin.
>>> Maybe whatever useful parts of the app should be moved to another
>>> package or app?
>> The apport hook & links are useful, so maybe strip everything else but
>> leave these and the python bits they need.
> Timo, thanks for moving the apport hooks to X.
> Is there any good reason why we shouldn't drop xdiagnose from the
> default install and let it be demoted to universe now?

Once ubuntu-meta etc stop pulling it in, yes. It does ship failsafe-x
-stuff, but with current gfx stack there already is a proper fallback
session if the KMS driver fails (fb + swrast), and is less useful anyway
since we're on wayland now.

If there is something useful to ship then that can be moved to xorg as well.


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