apport-cli -c incorrectly reprocesses hooks

Bug #394497 reported by Kees Cook on 2009-07-01
This bug affects 1 person
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apport (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

apport seems to re-collect problem information instead of loading it from the crash file in -c. In my case, I was reporting a X bug and needed to collect details during a broken session ("save for later") and then upload it during a working session. However, -c seems to have re-collected all the logs, etc (see bug 394492).

I would have expected no "Collecting problem information" phase, and a prompt, as seen with --file-bug so I could View the report before uploading it.

Perhaps there needs to be a --continue option instead of a --crash-file, since the "save for later" data is not strictly a crash file (it has already had collected information attached to it).

$ apport-cli -c ~/apport.JlWcWt.txt

*** Collecting problem information

The collected information can be sent to the developers to improve the
application. This might take a few minutes.

*** Uploading problem information

The collected information is being sent to the bug tracking system.
This might take a few minutes.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jul 1 14:50:06 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: apport 1.5-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.30-10.12-generic
SourcePackage: apport
Uname: Linux 2.6.30-10-generic x86_64

Kees Cook (kees) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I agree, -c should check if the report already has a Package: field, and not re-collect information in this case.

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

trunk r1504

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 1.6-0ubuntu1

apport (1.6-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Add support for kernel crashes, thanks to Michael Vogt!
    - apport/, run_crash(): Do not re-collect information if we already
      have a Dependencies field. This happens when calling apport on an already
      pre-processed .crash file with -c. (LP: #394497)
    - apport/, pci_devices(): Deliver all matching devices, not
      just the last one. (LP: #398906)
    -, _get_module_license(): Return "invalid" if modinfo fails,
      so that they do not count as "free". (LP: #341720)
    - Support additional custom native origins in
      /etc/apport/native-origins.d/ . (LP: #386052)
    - Drop PPA origin hack, launchpad behaves properly
    - apport-gtk: Avoid focus stealing when being called without arguments (i.
      e. auto-launched). LP: #396243)
    - apport-kde: Use standard gettext again
    - Fix handling of PC lacking disassembly due to invalid memory location.
  * debian/local/apport-collect: Tag bugs with "apport-collected" on success.
    (LP: #391392)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 18:02:59 +0200

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