ABRT unusable again

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sat Feb 6 17:56:36 UTC 2010

Michael Schwendt wrote:
> I'm happy about every detailed backtrace I get, but I would be even more
> happy if users contributed a tiny bit more and added comments to their
> tickets and responded to NEEDINFO queries and gave feedback on Test
> Updates.  ABRT has lowered the hurdle so much that people dump generated
> reports into bugzilla but otherwise they appear like /dev/null and only
> show rarely that they care about a package.

Requests to report the crash upstream usually also fall on deaf ears (when 
all they'd really need to do is copy&paste the generated text and a link to 
the attached backtrace into the upstream bug tracker).

Without some mechanism to either make ABRT file bugs directly upstream or 
automatically forward them (in a way which keeps the reporter in the loop, 
in the hope that they might actually care!), it's basically useless.

There's no way I can fix the dozens of crashes in Gnash myself.

        Kevin Kofler

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