Launchpad crash bug retracing for the masses!

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Tue Mar 20 17:56:32 GMT 2007

Hello fellow developers,

Let me lift the curtain for launchpad-crash-digger, a bot that runs in
the data center. It grabs apport crash bugs from Launchpad, runs
apport-retrace on them, and attaches the symbolic stack traces back to
the bug report. See [1] for an example how it looks like (this bug
contains *two* responses from the 'Apport retracing service'; this was
just for testing).

It still needs a little help from triagers at the moment, though. In
order to have launchpad-crash-digger see the bugs that need to be
processed, they need to have one of these tags attached:


The retracer will remove these tags while processing a bug.

NB that there is no ppc retracer set up yet, I'll do this a bit later
when the i386/amd64 ones settled down a bit and proved to be
reasonably reliable. We tested them a bit today, and I fixed a couple
of nasty bugs which made it break down.

This obsoletes the retrace-{i386,amd64} scripts on ronne in the data

In the future, apport will file crash bugs with the right tag already
attached to it, so that the manual tagging will not be necessary any
more. This needs a feature in Malone which is not yet there.

Enjoy, and make sure to give feedback about any problem or suggestion
you have!



Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer
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