Ignore crashes for programs which got updated in between the crash and reporting

Bug #132904 reported by Marco Rodrigues
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

<Kmos> another day, i've done the upgrade from feisty to gutsy
<Kmos> and flashplugin-nonfree cannot be installed
<Kmos> with some syntax error
<Kmos> and a crash report was created on /var/crash
<Kmos> the flashplugin -ubuntu5 version
<Kmos> after a few hours I've upgraded to version -ubuntu8
<Kmos> and fixed the problem
<Kmos> some days later i've run apport-checkreports
<Kmos> and it reported to LP flashplugin-nonfree with the current version installed on the system and not with the one that had crashed
<Kmos> so it will confuse people
<Kmos> because it didn't crash version -8, but -5
<Kmos> and it reported -8
<pitti> however, it could write some checksum or so
<pitti> and the frontend should detect whether it is still identical when it gets reported and data acquired

Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed in trunk r1988.

summary: - Ignore crashes for running programs whose package got updated underneath
+ Ignore crashes for programs which got updated in between the crash and
+ reporting
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package apport - 1.24-0ubuntu1

apport (1.24-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release 1.23.1:
    - apport/crashdb.py: Ensure that duplicate table only has one entry per
      report ID.
    - apport-retrace: Pass correct executable path to gdb in --gdb with
      --sandbox mode.
    - apport-retrace: Do not leave behind temporary directories on errors.
    - apport-retrace: Drop assertion failure for existance of "Stacktrace".
      This isn't present in the case of gdb crashing, and there is not much we
      can do about it. This should not break the retracer.
    - apport/report.py: Unwind XError() from stack traces for the
      "StacktraceTop" field, as they take a significant part of the trace.
      This causes bugs to be duplicated which really have different causes.
  * New upstream release 1.24:
   - apport-retrace: Add --timestamp option to prepend a timestamp to log
     messages. This is useful for batch operations.
   - crash-digger: Call apport-retrace with --timestamps, to get consistent
     timestamps in log output.
   - hookutils.py: Add two new functions attach_gsettings_package() and
     attach_gsettings_schema() for adding user-modified gsettings keys to a
     report. (LP: #836489)
   - hookutils.py: Add new function in_session_of_problem() which returns
     whether the given report happened in the currently running XDG session.
     This can be used to determine if e. g. ~/.xsession-errors is relevant and
     should be attached.
   - backends/packaging-apt-dpkg.py, install_packages(): Also copy
     apt/sources.list.d/ into sandbox.
   - backends/packaging-apt-dpkg.py, install_packages(): Install apt keyrings
     from config dir or from system into sandbox. (LP: #856216)
   - packaging.py, backends/packaging-apt-dpkg.py: Define that
     install_packages() should return a SystemError for broken
     configs/unreachable servers etc., and fix the apt/dpkg implementation
   - apport-retrace: Don't crash, just give a proper error message if servers
     are unreachable, or configuration files are broken. (LP: #859248)
   - backends/packaging-apt-dpkg.py: Fix crash when
     /etc/apport/native-origins.d contains any files. (LP: #865199)
   - hookutils, recent_logfile(): Fix invalid return value if log file is not
     readable. (LP: #819357)
   - test/crash: Fix race condition in the "second instance terminates
     immediately" check.
   - hookutils.py: Replace attach_gconf() with a no-op stub. It used static
     python modules like "gconf" which broke the PyGI GTK user interface, and
     gconf is rather obsolete these days.
   - ui.py, open_url(): Greatly simply and robustify by just using xdg-open.
     This already does the right thing wrt. reading the default browser from
     GNOME, KDE, XCE, and other desktops. (LP: #198449)
   - data/general-hooks/generic.py: Only attach ~/.xsession_errors if the bug
     is reported in the same XDG session as the crash happened. (LP: #869974)
   - Ignore crashes for programs which got updated in between the crash and
     reporting. (LP: #132904)
   - Special-case crashes of 'twistd': Try to determin...


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