ABRT unusable again

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 18:27:53 UTC 2010

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> 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.

Well reports should go to the maintainer first, he should forward it
to upstream as needed.

What needs to be fixed here is bugzilla not ABRT, we need a "report
upstream" button.

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