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NAME

apport-bug - file a bug report using Apport

 

SYNOPSIS

apport-bug

apport-bug symptom | pid | package | program path | .apport/.crash file

 

DESCRIPTION

apport-bug reports problems to your distribution's bug tracking system, using Apport to collect a lot of local information about your system to help the developers to fix the problem and avoid unnecessary question/answer turnarounds.

You should always start with running apport-bug without arguments, which will present a list of known symptoms. This will generate the most useful bug reports.

If there is no matching symptom, you need to determine the affected program or package yourself. You can provide a package name or program name to apport-bug, e. g.:

apport-bug firefox
apport-bug /usr/bin/unzip

In order to add more information to the bug report that could help the developers to fix the problem, you can also specify a process ID instead:

$ pidof gnome-terminal
5139
$ apport-bug 5139

As a special case, to report a bug against the Linux kernel, you do not need to use the full package name (such as linux-image-2.6.28-4-generic); you can just use

apport-bug linux

to report a bug against the currently running kernel.

Finally, you can use this program to report a previously stored crash or bug report:

apport-bug /var/crash/_bin_bash.1000.crash
apport-bug /tmp/apport.firefox.332G9t.apport

(Bug reports can be written to a file with apport-cli.)

apport-bug detects whether KDE or Gnome is running and calls apport-gtk or apport-kde accordingly. If neither is available, or the session does not run under X11, it calls apport-cli for a command-line client.

 

ENVIRONMENT

APPORT_IGNORE_OBSOLETE_PACKAGES
Apport refuses to create bug reports if the package or any dependency is not current. If this environment variable is set, this check is waived. Experts who will thoroughly check the situation before filing a bug report can define this in their ~/.bashrc or temporarily when calling the apport frontend (-cli, -gtk, or -kde).

APPORT_STAGING
When reporting bugs to Launchpad (default in Ubuntu), use staging.launchpad.net instead of the real production instance. You should use this when testing new hooks or new functionality, to avoid sending uninteresting bug mail to developers.

 

SEE ALSO

apport-cli(1)

 

AUTHOR

apport and the accompanying tools are developed by Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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Time: 15:26:01 GMT, June 11, 2010

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