Linux: Redirecting Core Dumps

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Mon Jul 30 22:15:27 UTC 2007


Apport is a system wide crash dump handler. Will Woods, QA lead in 
Fedora has been working on adopting Apport from Ubuntu and Neil Horman 
is pushing some reimplemented patches upstream that is required for this 
feature in true Fedora fashion. Originally targeted for the next 
release, this has now been moved to Fedora 9. A important feature that 
will make it easy for users to report issues. Good to keep an eye on.

Neil pointed to Ubuntu's Apport, "Ubuntu has implemented lots of their 
functionality with some patches that they never pushed upstream (and 
IMHO, have some security issues). This is my attempt to do what their 
doing sanely, so the other distro's (primarily fedora) can take 
advantage of this technology."


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