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This test case tests the functionality of the Crash Catcher feature using the Mailx plugin.
How to test
- Edit /etc/abrt/abrt.conf to enable and activate the Mailx plugin. This is in fact the default, but check in case. A sample config is noted below
# Enable GPG check EnableOpenGPG = no # GPG keys OpenGPGPublicKeys = /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora # blacklisted packages BlackList = bash, bind, apache2 # enabled plugins EnabledPlugins = SQLite3, CCpp, Mailx # selected DB plugin Database = SQLite3 # reporters association CCpp = Mailx
- Edit /etc/abrt/plugins/Mailx.conf and make sure the configuration is valid. The default configuration:
# Configuration to Email reporter plugin # Parameters Parameters = # Your Email EmailFrom = user@localhost # Email To EmailTo = root@localhost # Warning! enabling this may cause sending a lot of MB via email SendBinaryData = no
should work. Only change the EmailTo address to a public address that would require forwarding through a real SMTP server if you have the 'mailx' configuration set so that such mails are correctly handled.
# service abrt restart
And final steps are:
- Ensure that the abrt and abrt-applet processes are both running
- Kill a running process: kill -SIGSEGV (pid). It must be a process that is part of a signed Fedora package
- Click on the panel applet to start abrt-gui
- Select the entry matching the recently crashed application, select Forward
- At the report window, click Apply
- A mail reporting the crash should be sent to the email address specified in /etc/abrt/plugins/Mailx.conf. If you left this set to root@localhost, you should be able to see the mail in the file /var/spool/mail/root in a default Fedora setup.