ubuntu-bug fails for ubiquity when not run as root

Bug #745455 reported by Glen Ditchfield
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

I created a live session USB key from the Kubuntu desktop i386 20110329.1 image, natty-desktop-i386.iso, and installed from it. I specified manual partitioning, putting "/" on a formatted btrfs system.

After rebooting I was unable to run "apt-get install" (bug 745452).

I tried to report the bug by running "ubuntu-bug ubiquity". After pressing the "send" button in the dialog that appeared, I got an error dialog:
    Network problem - Apport KDE
    (i) Cannot connect to crash database, please check your internet connection
        [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/installer/casper.log'

/var/log/installer/casper.log exists, but only root can read or write it.
I am connected to the network and can connect to launchpad.net.

tags: added: iso-testing
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

It's possible to workaround this by using 'sudo ubuntu-bug ubiquity'.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
summary: - ubuntu-bug can't report bug after Kubuntu Natty pre-beta install
+ ubuntu-bug fails for ubiquity
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
summary: - ubuntu-bug fails for ubiquity
+ ubuntu-bug fails for ubiquity when not run as root
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 1.20.1-0ubuntu1

apport (1.20.1-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream bug fix release:
    - Add bash completion support for new -w/--window option that was
      introduced in 1.20. Thanks Philip Muškovac.
    - apport-unpack: Fix crash if target directory already exists.
    - Fix crash if UnreportableReason is a non-ASCII string. (LP: #738632)
    - Fix crash if application from desktop name is a non-ASCII string.
      (LP: #737799)
    - unkillable_shutdown: Fix rare crash if ExecutablePath does not exist
      (any more). (LP: #537904)
    - kernel_crashdump: Fix crash if the vmcore file disappeared underneath
      us. (LP: #450295)
    - unkillable_shutdown: Fix crash if the checked process terminated
      underneath us. (LP: #540436)
    - ui.py: Properly raise exceptions from the upload thread that happen at
      its very end. (LP: #469943)
  * data/package-hooks/source_ubiquity.py: Read root-only accessible log files
    as root. (LP: #745455)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:37:16 +0200

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