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       apport-bug,  apport-collect - file a bug report using Apport, or update
       an existing report



       apport-bug symptom | pid | package | program path | .apport/.crash file

       apport-collect report-number


       apport-bug reports problems to your distribution's bug tracking system,
       using Apport to collect a lot of local information about your system to
       help   the   developers  to  fix  the  problem  and  avoid  unnecessary
       question/answer turnarounds.

       You should always start  with  running  apport-bug  without  arguments,
       which  will  present  a  list of known symptoms. This will generate the
       most useful bug reports.

       If there is no matching symptom, you need  to  determine  the  affected
       program  or package yourself. You can provide a package name or program
       name to apport-bug, e. g.:

           apport-bug firefox
           apport-bug /usr/bin/unzip

       In order to add more information to the bug report that could help  the
       developers  to  fix  the  problem,  you  can  also specify a process ID

           $ pidof gnome-terminal
           $ apport-bug 5139

       As a special case, to report a bug against the Linux kernel, you do not
       need    to    use    the    full   package   name   (such   as   linux-
       image-2.6.28-4-generic); you can just use

           apport-bug linux

       to report a bug against the currently running kernel.

       Finally, you can use this program to report a previously  stored  crash
       or bug report:

           apport-bug /var/crash/_bin_bash.1000.crash
           apport-bug /tmp/apport.firefox.332G9t.apport

       Bug  reports can be written to a file by using the --save option  or by
       using apport-cli.

       apport-bug detects whether KDE or Gnome is running and calls apport-gtk
       or apport-kde accordingly. If neither is available, or the session does
       not run under X11, it calls apport-cli for a command-line client.


       apport-collect collects the same information as apport-bug, but adds it
       to  an  already  reported problem you have submitted. This is useful if
       the report was not originally filed through Apport, and the  developers
       ask you to attach information from your system.


       Please see the apport-cli(1) manpage for possible options.


              Apport  refuses  to  create  bug  reports  if the package or any
              dependency is not current. If this environment variable is  set,
              this  check  is  waived.  Experts  who will thoroughly check the
              situation before filing a bug report can define  this  in  their
              ~/.bashrc or temporarily when calling the apport frontend (-cli,
              -gtk, or -kde).

              When reporting  bugs  to  Launchpad  (default  in  Ubuntu),  use
      instead  of the real production instance.
              You should use this when testing new hooks or new functionality,
              to avoid sending uninteresting bug mail to developers.




       apport  and  the  accompanying  tools  are  developed  by  Martin  Pitt