Apport improvements

Registered by Martin Pitt on 2006-10-20

Edgy introduced automatic crash data collection and reporting (apport). Various shortcomings have been identified which should be fixed to make it more usable. Examples:

 - Make it work on vanilla upstream kernel 2.6.19+.
 - Speed up initial data collection.
 - Robust and sane way to handle/change core size limit on a default Ubuntu installation.
 - Collecting other interesting data.
 - Reducing core dump size.
 - Avoid reports for installed third-party packages.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Martin Pitt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for feisty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Martin Pitt on 2006-11-29
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2007-02-05

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See also <https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/crash-reporting>.

pitti: no approver yet, setting mdz as default approver. Please delegate as you see fit, thank you!

2007-02-05 pitti: split out mono bits to apport-mono-crashes, rest is implemented

2008-08-24: wattazoum: Please do not make apport silent for third parties packages. Third parties developers would also like to benefit from it .

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