Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 835618
after retrace server refuses to analyze, the user has no way to use local retracing
Last modified: 2012-10-02 03:30:15 EDT
Created attachment 594522 [details]
Description of problem:
See attached screenshot. After retraced server refused to work, I am advised to use local retracing. But there is no way how to use it. There is no Back button. I can go only forward and that allows me to use Logger component and finish. I have to run abrt-gui, reopen the correct report and choose local debugger. That is sooo... unfriendly workflow.
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The workflow has been changed significantly and the local retracing is not available in the default configuratio, so there is not going back when the retrace server fails. If you need to use local retracing from abrt-gui you have to go to: Problem->Open problem data which is kind of "advanced users" interface.
(In reply to comment #0)
> I can go only forward and that allows me to use Logger component and finish.
you're sooo lucky - I don't even have the possibility to use logger in this case (exactly, "too large for retrace" ...)
(In reply to comment #1)
> The workflow has been changed significantly and the local retracing is not
> available in the default configuratio, so there is not going back when the
> retrace server fails. If you need to use local retracing from abrt-gui you
> have to go to: Problem->Open problem data which is kind of "advanced users"
hm, have you considered the possibility that if the users clicks "Nahlásit" ("Report" I guess) that he really wants to report the problem and not to play "seek and hide" and "guess in which cryptic menu item got the function hidden in this release"?
the current workflow is absolutely incomprehensible for someone who doesn't know how does the reporting work - I was able to report the crash only after reading this bug and then using my knowledge of the previous workflow
the previous workflow was straightforward, and it didn't put any obstactles into beginners way so I do not see any need to make it "less advanced" - except to prevent users from reporting bugs but in that case I don't see the reason for this project to exist ...
(In reply to comment #2)
We want to make reporting easier and faster. We known that the first version of simplified reporting need some work thus we are looking forward for your feedback.
Please, don't be scared of cryptic menus. We don't expect users are forced to use it. The default workflow must cover almost everything :)
Would you be happy with solution when the reporting window asks you for a permission to perform the failed step locally?
*** Bug 853641 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Author: Jakub Filak <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Sep 12 09:54:56 2012 +0200
rhbz#853641: a more reliable C/C++ analysis event
- the event takes care about asking user for permission to do something
which needs user's permission (upload coredump, run local analysis)
- the event starts the local analysis if the remote analysis fails or if
the remote analysis was rejected by user
Signed-off-by: Jakub Filak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
*** Bug 856844 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 855136 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Even when I tell it to use the retrace server, it just prints "initializing root fs" over and over again. Could you leave instructions for running local analysis while we wait for the update? When I try what I think is local analysis, the log window jumps to extremely wide (with a VERY long line) and gnome-shell crashes.
I tried selecting opening a crash, and selecting Local GNU Debugger using gnome-fallback (since it crashes gnome-shell). Again, once it starts downloading and installing the debuginfo RPMs, the log window becomes extremely wide, and metacity (window manager of gnome-fallback) crashes also.
Just installed the update to abrt-2.0.13 - and I was able to locally analyse and submit a bug! Seems to be fixed. Close?
Thanks for the info -> closing.