Reducing the amount of NEEDINFO bugs

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Apr 24 20:10:39 BST 2006

On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 07:39:40PM +0200, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> Recently Henrik Nilsen Omma asked me for help with making it easier for
> users to provide debug information for X related bugs. The result was a
> small addition to my pastebin script that posts relevant information to
> Then I got a few requests for supporting other types of information too
> and I decided to write a new tool that posts that information directly
> on launchpad. Works like a charm and I'm almost ready to send it to Matt
> for inclusion in Ubuntu (he expressed his interest in it during one of
> the last development status meetings), I want to know from people what
> they consider useful 'recipes' for bug information. Currently I have the
> following. Additions are very welcome.
> [...good stuff...]

Some of this is already on DebuggingProcedures, but where it isn't, please
do add it.

> Possibly other useful recipes:
> * udev

/var/log/udev is often relevant.

> * apt/dpkg

apt already includes a reportbug hook which collects the relevant
information; feel free to leverage that.

 - mdz

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