Add apport udebs for d-i enviroment bug reporting

Registered by Steve Beattie on 2010-05-03

We currently use apport to ease bug reporting and ensure consistent information gathering in both the installed environment and the live image installer environment. However, under debian-installer, used by the alternate and server installation images, apport is not available and thus people are left resorting to manual log collection. The apport package should generate udebs so that they can be installed in the d-i environment to ease reporting bugs there.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Marjo F. Mercado
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Steve Beattie
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Work items:
write a crash report writing tool in C: TODO
create new "failed-install" symptom for ubuntu-bug: TODO
write a debugging d-i wiki page: TODO

[mathieu-tl 2010-07-01]
Retrieved saved notes, gobby doc was lost.

NOTES FROM THE SESSION

Goal:

Easy way to report a bug against the debian-installer

Current situation
 * There is currently a way to save logs: savelogs
 * python is not available

Possible solution
 * Send the crash report from another machine using apport there

= Actions =
crash report writing tool written in C
 * this gets registered in /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern
tool for gathering logs from an incomplete install that have been transferred
 over the network or via usb stick
 * it needs a report format a bit like ubuntu-bug
ubuntu-bug failed-install (symptom) will be used for filing the bug with the gathered
 report from the failed install after asking for the directory where the log
 files are saved
 * ask questions similar to debian d-i bug report page
write a debugging d-i wiki page (cjwatson)

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Work Items