Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Oct 6 08:34:29 BST 2006

Hi Krzysztof,

Krzysztof Lichota [2006-10-05 23:39 +0200]:
> Wouldn't it be better to send crash report with unresolved backtrace and
> MD5/SHA1 hash of libraries and do the matching of symbols on some
> "symbol server"? 

No need for the library hashes (recording the package versions should
suffice, and that's what we currently do).

> I guess not many people can afford downloading -deb packages (which are
> often larger than application package) through their Internet connection
> just to send crash report.

That's exactly what happens. apport-retrace is *not* part of the
user-side of crash interception and report generation. apport-retrace
is a separate tool for developers to analyze a report they got from an
user. Currently this will mostly happen on developer's workstations,
but in the future I hope we will get a dedicated service which uses
that tool to process incoming crash reports.


Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer

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