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Re: abrt



On Sunday 25 October 2009 16:05:50 Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> Fedora 12 seems to have some good improvements as far as making it easy to
> report bugs (send reports to bugzilla).  For example, when an SELinux
>  problem occurs, you can send a report to BZ using setroubleshoot ... it
>  packages all the info, you feed it your BZ id and password and off the
>  report goes ... neat!
> 
> Then there is the new abrt.  It is suppose to detect "application" crashes
>  and then allow the user to report the problem ... great idea ... but ...
> 
> I may be missing something but documentation for abrt seems a bit light.
> Furthermore, I do not understand how problems are handled ... or maybe I
>  have found some abrt bugs ... I don't know.
> 
> There are a lot of BZ reports against abrt but one that hits home to me is
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528395
> 
> Until I saw this report, I did not know that I would need to invoke
>  abrt-gui as root to see a number of the reports.  This should be fixed!  A
>  user should not need to su to root and then run abrt-gui from the command
>  line to do reporting on things like kerneloops ... in fact, until you do
>  this, you may be completely unaware of such problems.
> 
> I suggest that this be fixed BEFORE F12 is released!

Even more of a problem is that even if you do invoke abrt-gui as root, you 
still cannot report problems!

Gene


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