Beta testing Jaunty: how should I report this crash?

Ray Parrish crp at
Sat Mar 21 17:37:38 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> If you're not sure, just report the bug. The triagers will ask for any
>> log files they need.
> I'd like to make their life a little easier by coming ready with what
> they might need. I don't want to be a whiny pain in their behinds.
> Furthermore, it might be good for me to know where this information
> is, so that I can be familiar with my own system.
I do not know if it's the same on Jaunty, but in Hardy the crash reports 
appear in /var/crash/, and if there are any there, the crash report 
mechanism will usually kick in, and ask if you would like to report the 
problem at some point in time later, usually after the next reboot, but 
it doesn't always wait for that.

The crash reports also appear to be named for the program which crashed. 
[in my case usually Nautilus for some unknown reason] The crash report 
program also appears to generate Procmap.txt, Dependencies.txt, and 
ProcStatus.txt, which are attached to the report set it builds up for 
you, before finally navigating to launchpad to report the bug.

Not too sure if this is a very big help or not. At least it's something 
to go on. I haven't gotten around to studying about crash reports yet.

Later, Ray Parrish

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