Provided by: apport_2.9.2-0ubuntu8_all bug

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       apport-bug

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

       apport-collect report-number

DESCRIPTION

       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
       instead:

           $ pidof gnome-terminal
           5139
           $ 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.

UPDATING EXISTING REPORTS

       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.

OPTIONS

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

ENVIRONMENT

       APPORT_IGNORE_OBSOLETE_PACKAGES
              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  on  the  command  line  when  calling
              apport-bug.

FILES

       apport  crash  files  are  written  in  to /var/crash by default, named
       uniquely per binary name and user id.  They are not deleted after being
       sent  to  the  bug  tracker  (but  from cron when they get older than 7
       days). You can extract the core file (if  any)  and  other  information
       using apport-unpack.

SEE ALSO

       apport-cli(1), apport-unpack(1)

AUTHOR

       apport  and  the  accompanying  tools  are  developed  by  Martin  Pitt
       <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>.