Comment 3 for bug 985049

I'm stil having this problem in one particular system, only with my normal user (not with the guest user or running apport with "sudo"). The user name is not strange, and I use it in a lot of other systems and apport does not produce this error.

I found a workaround by commenting out lines 1296 and 1297 of /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apport/report.py. This seems to be some sort of problem with a regular expression in this line, similar to what is being discussed here:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3675144/regex-error-nothing-to-repeat

But what I don't understand is why I only get this error in one particular system.