apport-bug options not mentioned in manpage synopsis

Bug #1071930 reported by Benjamin Drung on 2012-10-26
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Apport
Low
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One Hundred Papercuts
Medium
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apport (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

The man page of apport-bug does not mention in the synopsis that apport-bug takes options. You will not be informed about additional options until you reach the options section.

The options section says: "Please see the apport-cli(1) manpage for possible options."
Can you add that apport-bug takes the same parameters than apport-cli, they work the same, and the only different is that apport-bug has a GUI and apport-cli is for the command line (if this is correct)?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: apport 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 26 23:49:11 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-04-24 (184 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120421)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: apport
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-22 (3 days ago)

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for reporting.

I agree that this should be clarified somehow. The same issue is still present in apport 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1 on Ubuntu 15.04.

Note that I also found bug 1395307 which is strongly related (possibly a duplicate), and also bug 1009927 which might make sense to look at at the same time.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bitesize manpage string-fix trusty utopic vivid
removed: quantal
summary: - apport-bug options not mentioned in synopsis
+ apport-bug options not mentioned in manpage synopsis
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in apport:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

> Can you add that apport-bug takes the same parameters than apport-cli

This is absolutely not true/intended. Please see "apport-bug --help" for the (much reduced) intended options. They indeed should be added to the manpage.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in apport:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Low
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