How can I find my Bug-report that I submitted from the Desktop on launchpad?

I have found a partial solution to my own question:

The program that sends the Bug-reports from the desktop is called apport. It doesn't requires a launchpad account. The service whoopsie submits the Bug-Report directly to the server daisy.ubuntu.com (I'm not sure if those bugs actually appear on launchpad publicly.)

But I found my Bug-Report on my Harddisk in /var/crash/ .

From there I can copy and paste parts of the file to my opened bug on launchpad. Thanks for your tips.

Original question:

I had a severe bug, and I found someone with the same problem in launchpad. After I found a temporary fix I was able to submit the bug with the ubuntu-bug-reporter.

How can I find this ubuntu-bug-reporter generated bug-report in launchpad? I would like to combine those two bug-reports (mark as duplicate). Because the generated one has all the debug information and the other one has the description of this bug.

  • If you followed the instructions here, you must have created an account on Launchpad. You should be able to log in and see the bugs you reported. – Nattgew Apr 24 '14 at 15:15
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    IMHO the answers there are not satisfying. It looks like apport/whoopsie/ubuntu-bug reports a bug without a launchpad account, and the provided answers and comment don't tell how to locate/claim it, short of reporting it again with launchpad account. – Stéphane Gourichon Jun 10 '18 at 11:31
  • You're totally right @StéphaneGourichon. I even forgot about my bug report. But yes, it's still the same problem even 4 years later. – danschel Jun 11 '18 at 15:04
  • What you describe here isn't possible; all Launchpad bugs have a linked user account that reported them. Now, some error reports end up on errors.ubuntu.com, which is a separate thing, but that consists purely of crash reports without any extra descriptive text and it doesn't have any links to users, so I don't think it's what you're thinking of here. If apport didn't present you with a browser window where you could log into Launchpad and write text about your bug, then it didn't file a bug. – Colin Watson Jun 27 '18 at 10:03

You go to the your reported bugs page.

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If your lp account is also danschel, you can browse your submitted bugs at this page:


Use the advanced search to get a complete list.

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  • Hi, and thanks. Yes right. At ../+reportedbugs I see the bug I wrote after login on launchpad in the webbrowser. But I search for the Bug that was submitted by my Ubuntu Installation. Not that one I wrote by myself. I think my Ubuntu Installation submitted the bug anonymously. E.g. is there somewhere on my system a log for the transmitted bugs? – danschel Apr 24 '14 at 18:40
  • Maybe in /var/log/apport.log – Sylvain Pineau Apr 24 '14 at 18:59

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