requirement for up-to-date packages in livecd makes reporting bugs in livecd nearly impossible

Bug #647381 reported by Kalman Reti on 2010-09-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

More than 90% of the time when I encounter a beta Meerkat bug, I'm told I don't have
up-to-date packages and therefore cannot report the bug. The dialog lists the packages,
but I haven't found a way to copy and paste the list elsewhere to be able to upgrade the
packages except tediously by hand. Generally it takes more than one try. Apport also
apparently decides to ignore crashes of applications after the first two, so that causing
the crash again after a few tries at getting updated packages no longer automatically
generates the popup crash notification. Finally, sometimes it is just not feasible (due to
memory constraints) to update all the packages if I'm running from a livecd.

My machines have systems installed on them which need to work, so I do all of my newer-release
testing via livecd.

This makes reporting bugs MUCH more frustrating and time-consuming.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: apport 1.14.1-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
 600:999:999:935526:2010-09-25 05:13:01.569999000 -0400:2010-09-25 05:13:02.569999000 -0400:/var/crash/_usr_bin_gnome-terminal.999.crash
 644:108:4:1813:2010-09-25 04:54:23.829999000 -0400:2010-09-25 04:54:24.829999000 -0400:/var/crash/linux-image-2.6.35-19-generic.134473.crash
 600:999:999:3545872:2010-09-25 04:58:02.460000000 -0400:2010-09-25 04:58:03.460000000 -0400:/var/crash/_usr_bin_emacs23-x.999.crash
Date: Sat Sep 25 05:14:41 2010
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: apport

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