Option to add an arbitrary attachment to an existing bug

Bug #649253 reported by era
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apport (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I would like to be able to add an attachment to a bug report from the command line. I was surprised to see that none of the apport-xxxx tools support this.

My use case is mainly for Launchpad bug triage; instead of 'navigate to http://bugs.launchpad.net/....yada-yada and locate the "Add attachment" link', I would like to write a simpler instruction which works even if the user doesn't have a web browser open -- such as when reading email from Launchpad in their email client -- and which could probably be a lot shorter as well, like 'type the following command in a terminal window: apport-attach -b 12345 /var/log/apt/term.log'

In particular, some users are unfamiliar with the Launchpad workflow, and have trouble relating the message in their inbox to "your bug report" which lives on a Launchpad server somewhere, and is connected to a web page on the Launchpad web site. A simple command-line tool is understandable (or at least operable) in isolation, without a lot of support documentation.

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Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Would be a useful addition.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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Marcus Tomlinson (marcustomlinson) wrote :

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for apport (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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