The need for apport hooks (was: Re: SRUs for typo fixes in descriptions)

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Mon Aug 8 05:17:52 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-08-06 at 15:46 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > 
> > <side comment> I think we are doing it wrong: we should collect
> > crashes on all supported releases. </side comment>
> I agree.  As designed, apport files a new bug report for each crash,
> which can quickly lead to excessive numbers of dupe bug reports (there
> are ways of making apport auto-dupe, but this takes effort to set up and
> isn't always 100% reliable).  This can quickly become unmanageable
> especially for packages that lack someone to keep an eye on the bug
> reports.
> In any case, these types of reports post-release are most useful in
> aggregate rather than as individual bug reports.  If they were filed in
> some ultra simple crash database (with no signup required of the user)
> we could get most of the value without incurring a lot of extra bug
> labor.
Has this very thing not been proposed? We should discuss doing this for

Cheers, Rick

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