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apport-collect - Add apport hooks information to existing Launchpad bug reports
apport-collect is a tool for using Apport hooks with existing Launchpad bug reports.
Apport hooks are scripts which packages can ship to collect arbitrary package specific information, which then automatically gets attached to newly created bug reports. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport/DeveloperHowTo for further information about hooks.
If a crash or bug report was not sent through apport originally, you can ask the submitter to run this script with the bug number of his report, to ease data collection and debugging.
This requires the package python-launchpadlib. apport-collect will point out if the package is not installed.
- -p package, --package package
Collect information for specified package. If not given, it will be inferred
from the bug report's source package tasks.
If this environment variable is set, this tool will use
which is useful for test purposes.
In order to add new information to the bug report, the user needs to
log into Launchpad. The first time you run
you will be directed to the Launchpad login page in your web browser.
Allow the script to change all data (write access), and just follow
The credentials are written to this cache file so if you run apport-collect the next time you do not need to log in any more.
If your credentials somehow are/become invalid (e. g. you did not allow enough privileges), just delete this file, so that the next time you will be asked for it again.
AUTHORapport and the accompanying tools are developed by Martin Pitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
SEE ALSOubuntu-bug(1), https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport/DeveloperHowTo
This document was created by man2html, using the manual pages.
Time: 15:25:47 GMT, June 11, 2010