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I have a proprietary package, installed via a .deb file. The package provides an upstart script which uses the respawn stanza - i.e. the executable gets restarted when it is killed, even with a SIGSEGV.

I'm trying to use apport to:

  • provide the core dump (or any other pertinent crash-related info)
  • stop the service

I created a package-hook and placed it in /usr/share/apport/package-hooks, but I do not see it being called. I tried naming the hook as suggested in the apport developer howto (both .py and source_.py) and placing it in /usr/share/apport/general-hooks, to no avail.

The contents of the package hook file are as follows:

import os
import apport.hookutils

def add_info(report, ui):
    with open('/tmp/foo', 'w') as f:

...just so I can see whether the hook gets called or not.

For the record, the hook does not get called when I issue a kill -s SIGSEGV on the package executable. The hook (/usr/share/apport/general-hooks/source_.py) does get called when I run 'apport-bug packagename'.

I'd appreciate any help and pointers (to documentation or otherwise). I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and apport 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.2.


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