Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1260216
os-release is missing options that are essentials for bug reporting
Last modified: 2016-12-20 09:34:33 EST
Created attachment 1070405 [details]
Description of problem:
--- Running report_uReport ---
Server responded with an error: 'uReport data is invalid.'
reporter-ureport failed with exit code 1
('report_uReport' exited with 1)
Created attachment 1070406 [details]
Thank you for the report! It looks like you are using 'generic-release' package and its /etc/os-release file seems a bit outdated to me:
PRETTY_NAME="Generic 23 (Generic)"
I propose to make generic-releases' os-release file more tightly integrated with Fedora:
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 23 (Generic)"
These options are used by ABRT:
I don't have a problem with that change.
No. That's not at all right. The point of generic-release is to have a template package for people who want to strip out the "Fedora" trademark and spin their own derived version. Adding in Fedora specific items is wrong.
I'd argue that ABRT needs to more gracefully handle a case where the os-release file doesn't have these fields, but, as a stop-gap, I'd be willing to amend the generic-release os-release file to add:
I suspect the result of this will be to have abrt trying in vain to open bugs against non-existant products, but the whole point of generic-release is that a system with it installed _IS NOT FEDORA_.
I'll wait a bit before making the proposed change to see if anyone has any better ideas.
(In reply to Tom "spot" Callaway from comment #4)
> No. That's not at all right. The point of generic-release is to have a
> template package for people who want to strip out the "Fedora" trademark and
> spin their own derived version. Adding in Fedora specific items is wrong.
If generic-release is a template package, I don't understand why it lives in Fedora repositories and users can install it.
Mikhail, if you want to report bugs using ABRT, you need to switch from generic-release to fedora-release.
> I'd argue that ABRT needs to more gracefully handle a case where the
> os-release file doesn't have these fields,
> but, as a stop-gap, I'd be
> willing to amend the generic-release os-release file to add:
> I suspect the result of this will be to have abrt trying in vain to open
> bugs against non-existant products, but the whole point of generic-release
> is that a system with it installed _IS NOT FEDORA_.
If a system with generic-release installed _IS NOT FEDORA_, then we don't need to add the fields. Because REDHAT_* fields are useful only for Red Hat Bugzilla and https://retrace.fedoraproject.org/ and both services support only Fedora (+RHEL, +CentOS). VARIANT_ID does not make sense at all in this case.
Guys I use Fedlet from this location: https://www.happyassassin.net/fedlet-a-fedora-remix-for-bay-trail-tablets/
But, after several updates I see that all packages replaced from upstream fedora even kernel package. And problems which I see also persist in pure fedora. Therefore, I see no reason to deny that these reports.
> Mikhail, if you want to report bugs using ABRT, you need to switch from generic-release to fedora-release.
I should manually edit /etc/os-release file?
# ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 386 Feb 12 2014 fedlet.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1253 Jul 15 19:51 fedora.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1270 Jul 15 19:51 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1328 Jul 15 19:51 fedora-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 171 Sep 8 13:57 google-chrome.repo
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