Please move your ABRT bugs upstream

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Sun Apr 25 07:17:11 UTC 2010

Adam Williamson wrote:
> Not really. abrt reports are bug reports on crashing applications. The
> fact that they're automatically generated doesn't really matter a lot.
> Our policies should be as wide as practical, having special policies for
> some bugs just because they happen to have been generated by an
> automated tool doesn't seem to make sense.

The problem is that, while for manually-filed reports, asking the reporter 
to file the bug upstream usually works and also makes sense (because the 
reporter knows best how to describe his/her issue and is usually able to 
provide more information when upstream asks), ABRT bugs are usually filed by 
lazy idiots who have hit a "fix my software!" button and expect everything 
else to magically happen without them doing anything, so requests to 
upstream bugs are usually met with total silence, occasionally with an 
outright admission that they're too lazy to do that, and only in rare 
occasions the bug actually gets upstreamed.

That said, I disagree that it's our job to upstream bugs, it's the tool's 
failure that we're the ones getting them in the first place.

        Kevin Kofler

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