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

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Aug 26 17:01:46 UTC 2018


On Sun, 26 Aug 2018 16:37:49 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>it sends core dumps and crash reports

Without containing sensible data? Note, sensible data are not only
passwords, even the used CPU, graphics, RAM could be sensible data if
collected when not necessary. Those statistics don't provide any useful
information about crashes from really used apps, since by default
Ubuntu starts all kinds of services not each user does need.

The policy mentioned by the Wiki is ok. Excerpts from the outdated Wiki
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport?action=logout&logout=logout#Why_is_apport_disabled_by_default.3F :

"We can reasonably expect developers and technically savvy users, who
run the development release, to be aware of this and judge whether it
is appropriate to file a crash report."

"During the development release we already collect thousands of crash
reports, much more than we can ever fix. Continuing to collect those
for stable releases is not really useful, since

    The most important crashes have already been discovered in the
    development release.

    The less important ones are not suitable for getting fixed in
    stable releases (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates
    
    Asking users to send crash reports to us is insincere, since we
    can't possibly answer and deal with all of them."

>no matter how much you dis-like apport, it wont go away, it is an
>essential part of the ubuntu infrastructure

I dislike if the policy changed!




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