no "apport-collect" link on bug pages

Bug #421078 reported by Bernhard on 2009-08-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

I'm not sure if devs want this feature but I thought I'd just throw it in: I recently read (on some blueprint?) that the use of apport should be encouraged. The problem with existing bugs is that there is no link on a page to do the terminal command "apport-collect <respective bug number>". I can only do it in a terminal afaik. Why not have a link on launchpad bug pages for that?

Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

I think it can be added to "If I’m reporting a bug, I should include, if possible: (Optional)" at Ubuntu project page settings.

$ apport-collect <bug number> to help with more information about your system.

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) on 2009-09-04
Changed in soyuz:
status: New → Invalid
Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

Sorry, but I can't find something like this in the settings. I know that I can type apport-collect <bug number> into the terminal, but my suggestion was to add a link right here on the launchpad bug page to make it easier for people who are not familiar with the terminal command.

Changed in apport:
status: New → Invalid
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-01-25
Changed in malone:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: feature
Leo (leorolla) wrote :

Of course... there are "links" that make you install a package from the repos...

If we can click on apt:ubuntu-bug, why not something like apport:421078 ?

affects: soyuz → null
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

From what I can tell, apt: links are implemented on the browser side - see package apturl for details.

So, I think this is not a Launchpad issue really, but something that would need implemented in Ubuntu itself, perhaps in a new apporturl package (or a generalization of apturl maybe?) If that's the case maybe this bug should be moved back to Apport?

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Presumably you want LP to render such a link, but yes having an apport or ubuntu task will be necessary.

no longer affects: null

Launchpad can handle this by just rewrite them in to a link to for
example and all the rest is taken care of.

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