Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170228
Python-powered Configuration Utilities Should Have Backtrace on Exception Reporting to Fedora's Bugzilla Server
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:31:57 EDT
Description of problem:
This bug has just been filed under this component, because I remember this
utility crashing considerably during system installations; but the concept
should apply to all of Fedora's Python-power utilities.
When a Python-powered Fedora configuration utility crashes, it just gives one
the option the debug or to examine a backtrace. It might be useful if, upon a
crash, the application could use some mechanism similar to GNOME's Bugbuddy
infrastructure to allow for bug reporting, including the backtrace and useful
variables, back to the Fedora project.
If this would help cut-down on the number of spurious problems encountered in
the configuration utilities, great; it is necessary for the project.
*** Bug 170229 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reassigned randomly to a component which is still shipped, unlike
system-config-packages which is replaced by pirut.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
As far as I know, the latest Fedora releases do not have a backtrace report
mechanism in the installer.
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