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[Bug 1084979] Re: Submitting error report asks confounding questions


As I said, this is a hack which I don't want to put into upstream, but
murray/apport/bug-1084979/+merge/248685 looks ok for the Ubuntu package.

** Changed in: apport
       Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix

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  Submitting error report asks confounding questions

Status in Apport crash detection/reporting:
  Won't Fix
Status in apport package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  Ubuntu 12.04
  apport 2.6.1-0ubuntu10, Ubuntu 12.10
  apport 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2, Ubuntu 13.10

  1. In a release version of Ubuntu, trigger an error in something that
  has Apport hooks.

  What happens: You are asked questions which are often false and
  usually not understandable. For example:

  "It seems you have modified the contents of '/etc/cups/cupsd.conf'.
  Would you like to add the contents of it to your bug report?"
  https://launchpadlibrarian.net/124496439/apport-question.png -- You
  haven't, and there is no bug report.

  "Thanks for reporting this bug on unity. Is the issue you are reporting purely graphical (will report more information about your graphic configuration and will report the bug against compiz)?"
  https://launchpadlibrarian.net/117922627/apport%20%28ubuntu-bug%20unity%20%231%29.png -- "Purely grapical" is unexplained, and there is no bug report.

  "Did your system recently lock up or require a hard reboot?" -- What's
  a "hard reboot"?

  What should happen: You are not asked any questions.

  If all reporters of actual bugs are expected to use English, hiding
  these questions from non-reporters might also resolve bug 855337.

  [Originally reported by Katie Taylor.]

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