Apport Crash Alert Always Displays Even When /var/crash is Empty

Bug #1308696 reported by Jared Fernandez on 2014-04-16
This bug affects 2 people
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Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

Even with a completely empty /var/crash folder, the Apport notification still constantly displays.

On a separate note, once crashes are reported, a matching ".uploaded" file appears which could be used to clear the indicator instead of having to manually empty the /var/crash folder.

Finally disappeared for me, after a reboot I believe.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Indeed, good catch. I need to clear the byobu status cache.

Changed in byobu:
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland)
status: New → In Progress
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

bzr commit -m '* usr/lib/byobu/apport: LP: #1308696
  - clear out the apport cache files, to detect when the crashes
    have been cleared' --fixes 'lp:1308696'
Committing to: /local/media/src/byobu/byobu/
modified debian/changelog
modified usr/lib/byobu/apport
Committed revision 2370.

Changed in byobu:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
jokrebel (jokrebel) wrote :

With the current LTS ubuntu (trusty 14.04.2 Kernel 3.13.0-55) and installed byobu Version: 5.77-0ubuntu1 the problem still exists.

putting in line 46 of /user/lib/byobu/apport

       rm -f "$BYOBU_RUN_DIR/status.$BYOBU_BACKEND/apport"*

 solved the problem. See also:

thanks to all around

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