Automatic Bug Reporting Tool

May 20, 2010

I just wanted to congratulates the team who have develop that product. I found it awesome. Thanks for that.

For those who do not know the behaviour of that product.
Indeed, if you have an account on bugzilla.redhat.com and have unfortunately a bug on Fedora – yes it can happen but it is not often -.
Then, the product is going to be launched automatically in retrieving the crash dump.
You do not have to connect on bugzilla to report it anymore. It is done automatically.
Then the only thing you still have to do is to explain what you did before the crash and click on the send button.

URL : https://fedorahosted.org/abrt/

Well, REALLY GOOD IDEA !

BR
Fred😉

2 Responses to “Automatic Bug Reporting Tool”

  1. So ignorant users get the opportunity to publish core files containing all sorts of private information to a very wide audience automatically?

    I’m more than a little concerned about the privacy implications of this kind of technology. Wouldn’t it be better to teach users to analyze crashes? Failing that, sanitizing core files and teaching users how to verify that the core file is indeed void of any details they wouldn’t want to share seems like a sensible idea.

    In your screenshot, Mozilla Firefox seems to have crashed. Its corefile is likely to contain your browsing history and perhaps a whole bunch of cookies. Do you really want those to be available to anyone who finds the core file and knows how to analyze it?

  2. mot said

    Thanks for the tip. Though not exactly to wish for birthdays, this tool may come handy

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