Linux: Redirecting Core Dumps
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
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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