Test Day:2010-04-01 ABRT

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2010-04-01 From 11:00 to 21:00 UTC (7am -> 5pm EDT) #fedora-test-day (webirc)

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What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Automated Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT). This tool should help non-power users with bug reporting, making it as easy as a few mouse clicks. ABRT is a daemon that watches for application crashes. When a crash occurs, it collects the crash data (core file, application's command line etc.) and takes action according to the type of application that crashed and according to the configuration in the abrt.conf configuration file.

Bottom line: do not hunt the bugs with a pitchforks, rather use bugzappers/big light source to draw them from the dark and kill them easily at close range.

ABRT should be easy for users and very useful for developers and admins. Ease of crash/bug reporting and quick response from maintainers based on info from ABRT should make Fedora more stable and thus more attractive for users.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

  • Development - Jiří Moskovčák (jmoskovc), Nikola Pajkovsky (npajkovs), Denys Vlasenko (dvlasenk), Karel Klíč (kklic)
  • Quality Assurance - Kamil Páral (kparal), Michal Nowak (mnowak), Adam Williamson (adamw)

Prerequisite for Test Day

You will need either fully updated Fedora 13 system or a custom live image for ABRT.

Fedora 13 installation

1. If you don't already have existing Fedora 13 installation, you may install from Fedora 13 Beta RC3.

2. Then add ABRT development repository:

wget 'http://jmoskovc.fedorapeople.org/abrt.repo' -O /etc/yum.repos.d/abrt.repo

3. Fully upgrade:

yum upgrade

4. Check that you have ABRT version 1.0.9 installed.

rpm -qa 'abrt*'

5. Log out and log in again (this is important).

ABRT live image

This is a non-destructive live image that you just download, burn to CD/DVD and boot from it. You can also make a bootable USB stick from it by using liveusb-creator.

Architecture SHA256
i686 c2337879c3b6bc0d69e8bc89ca5f20839dfb1e9c4647b118f0f7df1516ed5ceb
x86_64 70bb2f38dff1ffd0b625a0889d81cde0dffe1c7461012bf7aec435f5355ceeea

How to test?

Please follow each of following ABRT Test Cases and sum up the results in the table below:

  1. QA:Testcase ABRT CCPP addon - C/C++ tracebacks
  2. QA:Testcase ABRT python - python tracebacks
  3. QA:Testcase ABRT python better debugging - tests how EasierPythonDebugging works with python (see How to test for more info)
  4. QA:Testcase ABRT kernel - kernel oops
  5. QA:TestCase ABRT BlackList - package blacklist
  6. QA:Testcase ABRT GPG check - reporting crashes of signed packages only
  7. QA:TestCase ABRT GPG Keys - additional keys for signing packages
  8. QA:Testcase ABRT quota - limiting the space occupied by ABRT's cache
  9. QA:Testcase ABRT Plugins - configuring plugins
  10. QA:Testcase_ABRT_Bugzilla - Bugzilla plugin
  11. QA:Testcase_ABRT_Logger - Logger plugin
  12. QA:Testcase_ABRT_Mailx - Mailx plugin
  13. QA:Testcase ABRT Actions and Reporters - testing of action/reporting plugins
  14. QA:Testcase ABRT SOSreport plugin - SOSreport action plugin
  15. QA:Testcase ABRT Cron - periodical plugins using Cron
  16. QA:Testcase ABRT GUI MAIN - testing the GUI (probably already during the previous steps, so just to sum it up)
  17. QA:Testcase ABRT CLI - CLI interface
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Close all fake bugs you create!
During certain test cases you will be required to simulate application crashes and report these crashes into Bugzilla. It is very important that after every such fake report you open the link provided by ABRT and close that bug as NOTABUG with comment like "ABRT testing bug". Otherwise you would overload package developers with fake bug reports. Thank you.
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Report SELinux denials against ABRT
If you encounter some SELinux (AVC) denials during testing, please report them against the abrt package, not selinux package. Thanks.

Test Results

Please report all bugs into Bugzilla against the abrt component.

User CCPP python pydebug kernel Blacklist GPG check GPG keys quota Plugins Bugzilla Logger Mailx Act&Rep SOSreport Cron GUI CLI References
Sample User
none
Pass pass
Warning warn
[1]
Fail fail
[2]
none
none
none
Pass pass
none
none
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
none
none
Pass pass
none
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345
Michal Nowak
none
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Kamil Páral
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
Pass pass
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Radek Nováček
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
none
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
none
none
none
none
none
none