possible apport bug

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 1 15:35:09 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:44:09PM -0500, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> Right, so to be clear this is by design and this are working properly.
> which is causing people to ask. Maybe an explanation of this is needed
> instead of "oh, this is working"?
> The people who actually take the time out to test do deserve a better
> answer.

The UpgradeStatus field in your apport report is an attempt to determine
if the system being reported about has upgraded from one release of
Ubuntu to another.  This can be helpful in determining factors that may
affect bugs.

Perhaps somebody would like to take the initiative and document fields
commonly found in apport reports.  One way to get started doing this
would be to review a crash report in /var/crash or create a bug report
using 'apport-cli' with the --save option.  However, any apport package
hook can add arbitrary keys and values to apport reports so any list
would not be comprehensive.  Regardless, if someone wants to do this
I'll be happy to answer any questions regarding keys and their meanings.

Brian Murray
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