Do not show crashes if whoopsie is not installed

Bug #1000945 reported by Chris Bainbridge on 2012-05-17
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #957177: support multiple crashdbs. Edit Remove
This bug affects 3 people
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apport (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It appears that apport now requires the whoopsie package to be installed, but it is not an actual package dependency.


Following bug #997283 (Apport no longer uploads bugs to Launchpad), I noticed that I do not have whoopsie installed. I ran wireshark and apport-bug to see if any data was actually being transferred. It wasn't, even though 'echo $?' showed the exit status as success.

I then installed whoopsie and repeated the test. This time, data was transferred to which appears to be

Can I conclude that apport now requires whoopsie?

$ apt-cache rdepends whoopsie
Reverse Depends:

I am not running ubuntu-desktop, so I don't have whoopsie installed. If apport requires whoopsie to function, then it should be listed as a direct dependency.

Ryan Kitty (gothickitty93) wrote :

Changed to Confirmed because this bug affects more than one person.

Changed in apport:
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-05-18
affects: apport → apport (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Retitling. Apport does not need whoopsie, so depending on it is wrong. But it should not pretend to send crash reports if whoopsie is not installed. In a way this is a duplicate of bug 957177, because it's one consequence of bolting on whoopsie support at the side instead of supporting it properly.

summary: - apport should depend on whoopsie
+ Do not show crashes if whoopsie is not installed
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