Occasionally I receive an error report from Ubuntu with the option to send in the details of the error. However, if the error was generated from a non-official package (local installation or PPA) I cannot just click submit to send in the error.

How can I copy all the error details so that I can manually submit them to the appropriate project?


If apport has tried to collect the data from the crash, then look in


Alternatively you might look to see if there is a -dbg package for the application.

Try running the app from a terminal with -h - see if there is a debug option

Exaile for instance has a debug option, which can be run with

exaile --debug

Perhaps talk to whoever the application comes from.

  • /var/crash contained a useful file, but with much more info than in the splash screen ("Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error”). Dec 4 '16 at 10:59

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