Should collect xsession errors when the issue happens, not when the user reports it

Bug #870003 reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2011-10-07
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apport (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The issue has been discussed a bit in bug #869974, the XsessionErrors attachment is built when the user reports the bug. That's wrong and can easily be misleading since it's easy to get warning corresponding to another session that the one where the bug happened (you miss the ones you need and get other ones which don't make sense)

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

For this Apport should introduce a concept of hooks which run at crash time instead of at report time. These need to be:

 - very cheap and quick
 - can't have any interactivity
 - need to be very small and safe as they run as root

an additional idea is to mark them if they should be run as root or as the same user as the process that crashed.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2014-12-17
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: Martin Pitt (pitti) → nobody
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