all reports with LaunchpadPrivate in them are tagged need-$arch-retrace

Bug #2068933 reported by Brian Murray
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
In Progress
Simon Chopin

Bug Description

I was recently reviewing the crash reports which the Launchpad retracers handle and was surprised to see a bunch of ubuntu-advantage-tools reports that retracing was tried for even though they had a ProblemType of Bug. Looking at the ubuntu-advantage-tools apport package hook we can see that all the LaunchpadPrivate is set to 1, then looking at `apport/crashdb_impl/` there is:

1083 if "DistroRelease" in report:
1084 if a and (
1085 "VmCore" in report
1086 or "CoreDump" in report
1087 or "LaunchpadPrivate" in report
1088 ):
1089 hdr["Private"] = "yes"
1090 hdr["Subscribers"] = report.get(
1091 "LaunchpadSubscribe",
1092 self.options.get("initial_subscriber", "apport"),
1093 )
1094 hdr["Tags"] += f" need-{a}-retrace"

Adding need-$arch-retrace is incorrect if the ProblemType is Bug.

Here are some example bugs:

tags: added: rls-nn-incoming
tags: added: foundations-todo
removed: rls-nn-incoming
Simon Chopin (schopin)
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Simon Chopin (schopin)
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Is this planned on being worked on any time soon? The Launchpad apport retracer is regularly trying to retrace ubuntu-advantage-tool bug reports that do not need retracing.

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Simon Chopin (schopin) wrote :

It's on my board for this pulse.

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Simon Chopin (schopin) wrote :

I've looked a bit into it. It seems this has been going on for more than a decade, it might just be that so far most explicitly private reports we were getting were for crashes.

Just so that I'm clear, adding `apport` as a subscriber is needed for the retrace/duplicate bit, but not for the generic private case, right?

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote (last edit ):

I believe the ubuntu-advantage-tools is one of the first apport package hooks to be setting the LaunchpadPrivate variable so that would explain why this has never come up before.

Yes, ~apport needs to be subscribed to bug reports which need retracing and not generic private bug reports.

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Simon Chopin (schopin) wrote :
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Benjamin Drung (bdrung)
Changed in apport:
milestone: none → 2.30.0
importance: Undecided → Medium
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