apport not blocking DBus no reply bug reports

Bug #1042970 reported by Brian Murray
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Fix Released
Brian Murray

Bug Description

As requested in bug 914220 apport should be blocking python crashes that are due to clients not receiving a reply. This is working in quantal and is tested by test_dbus_service_timeout_running in This test does not exist in precise but if you port it to precise it will fail. Additionally, these crashes are being reported on and taking up space in the top crashers. For example see -

Precise users are being notified of crashes that are not useful to developers and we don't want to receive. Receiving pop-up notifications for these crash reports decreases the user experience when using precise.

[Test Case]
1) Download '' from this bug report
) Execute 'python' in a terminal.
3) Observe a test failure:
FAIL: test_dbus_service_timeout_running (__main__.T)
DBus.Error.NoReply with a running service
4) Install apport from precise-proposed
5) run the same test and observe the test passing:
Ran 7 tests in 28.111s


[Regression Potential]
It is possible that apport would not generate crash reports for other types of python crashes but based off the code change it is not likely.

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :
Changed in apport (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Brian, or anyone else affected,

Accepted apport into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in apport (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
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C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

Confirmed issue on non-updated Precise, installed Apport from -proposed, confirmed test success. Tagging verification-done.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote : Update Released

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 2.0.1-0ubuntu13

apport (2.0.1-0ubuntu13) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * apport_python_hook: Backport filtering of DBus NoReply errors from trunk.
    (LP: #1042970)
 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:42:35 -0700

Changed in apport (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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