[Crash-catcher] ABRT duplicate detection

Jiri Moskovcak jmoskovc at redhat.com
Mon Apr 26 11:53:38 UTC 2010

On 04/25/2010 09:33 PM, Radek Vokal wrote:
> 2010/4/24 Christoph Höger<choeger at cs.tu-berlin.de>:
>> Hi all,
>> I was just wondering: How mature is ABRTs duplicate detection?
>> You might all know the MS "search for a solution to this problem" window
>> popping up after an application crashes. I've never seen it doing
>> something usefull, though. But if ABRT could detect duplicate crashes
>> one could use this to display a workaround or even propose an update via
>> packagekit. All we'd need to do would be to tag (or maybe link from, if
>> a wiki would be better) an bugzilla entry as containing either a
>> workaround or a fix. ABRT could then display the solution just after the
>> crash happened. Great, wouldn't it be?
>> comments?
>> Christoph
> I've cced the crash-catcher mailing list. Probably the developers can
> comment more about this idea, but in general I really - especially the
> part -known bug&  known workaround, which might be linked to a
> wiki-like database of  user problems and solutions.
> Radek

If ABRT finds a duplicate it can ask bodhi if an update fixing this BZ 
exists and if so, then it can provide a way to run pkgkit to install 
this update.


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