Four crashes, no apport actions

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at
Wed May 7 20:28:42 UTC 2008

Le mercredi 07 mai 2008 à 18:00 +0200, Martin Pitt a écrit :
> Hi,
> Milan Bouchet-Valat [2008-05-07 17:41 +0200]:
> > Why is it disabled? 
> Because 
>  (1) we have our hands full with fixing the development release and
>  want to concentrate on it
>  (2) we should already know about the top crashers in stable releases,
>  and the ones which just occur randomly or very seldomly are not a
>  good target for stable updates anyway
>  (3) we want to avoid people filing bugs and dozens of duplicates in
>  vain
>  (4) automatic bug reports are always a potential privacy issue, which
>  is more concerning for stable users.
> > I find it very useful to debug for advanced users
> > instead of getting gdb traces. Is there a way to manually activate it?
> Sure, you can turn it on in /etc/default/apport.
OK, thanks for the info, I had not managed to understand why apport did sometimes start and sometimes not. But it's definitely a great tool when debugging. And I guess this can help when triagin bugs: we can simply tell the user to activate apport for the time he gets an automatic trace.

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