Apport retrace service invalidates valid crasher bugs...

Jan Claeys lists at
Sun Apr 5 06:21:53 UTC 2009

I reported a crash in Synaptic yesterday:

Now, the "Apport retrace service" invalidated this bug because I don't
have scrollkeeper installed.  But scrollkeeper is deprecated and
replaced by rarian-compat (which is a dependency of ubuntu-desktop).

Also, Synaptic installs & works just fine *without* scrollkeeper.

Seems like something is wrong with the retrace service, and I wonder how
many legitimate crasher bugs have been invalidated because of this?
I really hope not too many other packages are impacted, and I think it
might be useful to have a look at the invalidated bugs reported against
those packages...

PS: I'd be happy to file a bug about this, but I'm not sure where to
file it (launchpad, apport-retrace, somewhere else?).

Jan Claeys

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