PSA: crash retracing for 19.10

Brian Murray brian at
Fri Nov 1 20:05:02 UTC 2019

The Contents files have been created and the retracing system for the
Ubuntu Error Tracker is working as normal.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 02:23:17PM -0700, Brian Murray wrote:
> We used to be in the habit of sending Public Service Announcements (PSA)
> to this mailing list when there were things worth announcing whether
> they be changes to packages in the distribution or infrastructure and
> tools used by Ubuntu developers. I think this would a good practice to
> revive and would like everybody to think about changes they make and
> whether they are worth announcing to other developers.
> Unfortunately, the PSA I'm sending is actually about something that is
> broken. :-( The Ubuntu Error Tracker and retracing system for Launchpad
> both rely upon apport to retrace crashes and apport in turn depends on
> some infrastructure which is not currently available[1] for Ubuntu
> 19.10. Subsequently, all retracing of 19.10 crashes is failing.
> A solution to this problem is currently being discussed and I'm also
> working to enable retracing for focal crashes, which may have similar
> crash signatures to 19.10 crashes and could provide us some useful
> information.
> [1] The Contents-amd64.gz file is empty for the release pocket in 19.10.
> Thanks,
> --
> Brian Murray
Brian Murray

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