Apport is a system which intercepts crashes when they happen, gathers information about crashes and files reports about crashes amongst other features.

Apport is a system which:

  • Intercepts crashes right when they happen the first time.
  • Gathers potentially useful information about the crash and the OS environment.
  • Can be automatically invoked for unhandled exceptions in other programming languages (e. g. in Ubuntu this is done for Python)
  • Can be automatically invoked for other problems that can be automatically detected (e. g. Ubuntu automatically detects and reports package installation/upgrade failures from update-manager)
  • Presents an UI that informs the user about the crash and instructs them on how to proceed
  • Able to file non-crash bug reports about software, so that developers still get information about package versions, OS version etc.


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