Please include vlc dependencies in apport

Bug #538719 reported by Rémi Denis-Courmont on 2010-03-14
This bug affects 1 person
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vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vlc

Whenever Ubuntu apport makes a VLC bug report, it only shows installed dependencies for the vlc-nox package. Unfortunately, this ignores some of the most important underlying libraries, especially Qt4 and Xlib, which are depended on by the vlc package.

This makes bug analysis quite difficult in some cases.

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Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

I see that I can add an apport hook for vlc for lucid. I won't start working immediatly on it, if someone already has something ready, feel free to attach it to this bug.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Reinhard Tartler (siretart)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Attached you'll find a simple hook that will add a new attachment named "RelatedPackages" to vlc bug reports and contain the package names and versions for dependencies of vlc. This works for both ubuntu-bug vlc and ubuntu-bug vlc-nox. It'll end up creating some redundant information for bugs reported about vlc (and not vlc-nox) since some might appear in Dependencies.txt and RelatedPackages.txt. However, this should be fixed in apport itself.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2010-04-15
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
assignee: Reinhard Tartler (siretart) → nobody
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2010-04-15
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vlc - 1.0.5-2ubuntu3

vlc (1.0.5-2ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/527-spanish-desktop.patch: Add Spanish translation,
    thanks Ricardo Pérez López (LP: #534312).
  * Add apport hook to include more vlc dependencies in bug reports;
    thanks to Brian Murray for it (LP: #538719).
  * Drop --sourcedir=debian/tmp from dh_install to install apport hook.
 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:32:03 +0200

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