[ubuntu-uk] Error report not working

kpb kpb at sohcahtoa.org.uk
Sat May 5 10:06:36 UTC 2012

On 05/05/12 09:46, scoundrel50a wrote:
> .....
>>> >  then I try the terminal and use ubuntu-bug whatever and it says it
>>> >  cant find the crash report.....
>> ubuntu-bug<package>  shouldn't be looking for crash reports. It should
>> just file a new bug.
> oh, ok, now I have learnt something, what is the difference between a 
> crash report and a bug? Genuine question.....
Hello scoundrel50a

OK, I'll have a go at an answer but I'm only an end user

Crash: is when a process / program has stopped working. The program 
might try to write a report to the crash log before it quits. To see the 
processes/programs running on your system try running System Monitor.

Bug: A bug is when a program does something that is not the expected 
behaviour for that program. That could end up with the program crashing, 
or the program could carry on working but just do something it isn't 
supposed to. An example on 12.04 Testing a few months ago was the 
screengrab program run under gnome-shell instead of Unity: it did 
screengrabs upside down and displaced by a few hundred pixels. Its not 
crashing, just not doing what it should. Then you do the bug report 
thing against the package, because you know what it should be doing, the 
machine just thinks everything is fine because no crash logs.

Any good?

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