"The system detected a problem, do you want to report it?" dialog

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Aug 25 10:18:43 UTC 2018


On Sat, 2018-08-25 at 12:17 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 2018-08-25 at 10:20 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> > On Sat, 25 Aug 2018 at 10:12, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> > > ...
> > > If all Ubuntu users would remove apport and whoopsie and stop manually
> > > reporting bugs, Ubuntu perhaps would consider to drop the complicated,
> > > unusable bug tracker and migrate to a "normal", sane bug tracker, that
> > > easily allows to manually report bugs, as it could be done for most, if
> > > not all other FLOSS projects.
> > 
> > What is complicated about OKing two dialogs to allow the crash to be
> > reported? That is all one has to do in this situation.
> 
> Even if I shouldn't consider auto-reports as bad, why does somebody want
> to run a crash daemon on e.g. a real-time environment that needs all
> resources and that should run stable?
> 
> What if a bug doesn't crash or if that auto-thingy is buggy itself?
> 
> What about feature requests, e.g. asking to compile a package with
> additional flags?
> 
> Btw. don't recommend just to click two times ok! The user first needs to
> remove passwords and other sensible information from a bug report.

If the user has got no root privileges, how could the user report bugs
using this auto-crap?





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