does sending a crash log create a bug report? Or should that be done manually?

Asked by moshh

I'm having a recurring crash with `emacs-gtk` on my system. The crash occurs on startup. I've enabled sending error logs and have done so for each crash, but I'm wondering if I should also file a bug report for the package. If I do file a report, what should I include? The whole `/var/crash_usr*` file regarding the crash.

Emacs functions as expected after the crash however. I can see the systemd unit starting correctly and my emacsclient works as expected; so I'm not entirely sure what is happening.

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Sending a crash log does not automatically create a bug report.

If you want to create a bug report, then you best use the command ubuntu-bug.

If you have a crash file, then you can add its path to the command
ubuntu-bug /var/crash_...filename...
or just provide the package name
ubuntu-bug emacs

The ubuntu-bug command is designed to automatically add all information that the developer might need for working on the problem.

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moshh (moshh) said :

thank you! thought there'd be another step. Great to hear that ubuntu-bug streamlines the process.