Problems using apport-chroot for local crash analysis

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Tue Dec 22 13:41:31 UTC 2009

Hello Alain,

Alain Kalker [2009-11-27 10:38 +0100]:
> I want to do the retracing as a normal user, not as root. Hence the use
> of apport-chroot, and also the problem with apport-retrace -R giving an
> incomplete stacktrace because it can't install debug symbol packages.
> The reason I want to do this is not to spam <coroner> with installed
> debug symbol packages, and reducing the workload on updates.

That's exactly what the Ubuntu retracers do as well. They have
fakeroot and fakechroot installed, and apport-chroot supports those
(in fact, it's the _only_ mode that it supports). apport-chroot then
also calls apport-retrace with --unpack-only --no-pkg to minimize the
packaging overhead.

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