how to get to ErrorTracker (apport) preferences in Xubuntu?

Asked by Jonathan on 2019-10-09

I recently had a crash in Xubuntu and would like to verify that it was reported successfully. I see from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker that in traditional Ubuntu, you can go to System Settings, Security & Privacy, Diagnostics, Show Previous Reports to view the status of crash reports. How do I get to this panel in Xubuntu?

From the command-line, I see:
$ ls -A -l /var/crash
total 2520
-rw-r----- 1 jdl whoopsie 2576768 Oct 9 06:58 _usr_lib_x86_64-linux-gnu_xfce4_panel_wrapper-2.0.1000.crash
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jdl whoopsie 0 Oct 9 07:00 _usr_lib_x86_64-linux-gnu_xfce4_panel_wrapper-2.0.1000.upload

Does this mean that it's been uploaded successfully? Also, how do I figure out from the contents of the .crash file, which process actually caused the crash?

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2019-10-31
Jonathan (jonathandl2) said : #3

If I understand correctly, that explains how to convert the crash dump
file into human-readable format.?? This information is useful, but not
being a developer, I have more general questions:

  * How do I find out whether the crash-dump was uploaded successfully
    or not?
  * How do I access the preferences control-panel described here?
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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Jonathan (jonathandl2) said : #5

How do I access this control panel
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ErrorTracker
from Xubuntu?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

As far as I know this is only a draft design and does not exist in reality.

Jonathan (jonathandl2) said : #7

Thanks! Other question is, how do I verify that a crash report was submitted correctly and received by developers (i.e. viewable in database)?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

Sorry, but I do not know whether it is possible to trace the status of your error report (and if possible how to do that).

I assume that your report has been uploaded, because in addition to
_usr_lib_x86_64-linux-gnu_xfce4_panel_wrapper-2.0.1000.crash
there is a
_usr_lib_x86_64-linux-gnu_xfce4_panel_wrapper-2.0.1000.upload
file from two minutes later.

According to https://errors.ubuntu.com/ there are hundreds of thousands error reports each day, so i do not see the need to chase a single one.

Remark: From the file names I assume that the crash happened in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-2.0 from the libxfce4panel-2.0-4 package.

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