Automatic crash reports in the final release

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Wed Apr 4 16:57:22 BST 2007


Martin Pitt [2007-03-30 10:06 +0200]:
> (2) Keep apport itself enabled and have it stuff the dumps into
>     /var/crash, but disable the automatic frontend invocation in
>     update-notifier. This means a wasted processing overhead for
>     the vast majority of the crashes that will happen out there, but
>     the crash reports are retained, so that manually calling
>     apport-{gtk,qt,cli} will continue to work as usual. We could even
>     add a gconf key and a UI somewhere to re-enable it.

Since this seems to be the prefered option, I now added the schema,
automake stuff, and gconf query to update-notifier:

|update-notifier (0.56.2) feisty; urgency=low
|  * debian/control: Add X-Vcs-Bzr.
|  * Add data/ with a key to enable/disable apport
|    report displaying (/apps/update-notifier/show_apport_crashes). Add
|    necessary autotools infrastructure for i18n and installation.
|  * src/crash.c: Do not show apport crash reports if above gconf key is false.
| -- Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at>  Wed,  4 Apr 2007 17:47:50 +0200

So it is now trivial to flip the default for that gconf key close to the

Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer
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