How to pick up crash reports owned by system users?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 11 23:50:06 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 09:35:11AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
>  * Change apport-checkreports to check for the existence of system
>    crash reports if the user is in 'admin', and have apport-gtk gksu
>    itself if there is a system crash report it cannot read. This would
>    be the safe option, but requires some ugly hardcoding of group
>    names and semantics into apport. However, this hardcoding could
>    eventually be moved into the update-notifier apport code (when
>    we'll finally get event-notifier, this will be much cleaner).
> I favor the latter option.

This would be preferable, though perhaps you can use sudo to check whether
the user has the necessary privileges rather than assuming it based on group

 - mdz

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