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Easy way to install corresponding debuginfo RPM for all existing packages

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Description

KDE4 applications crash more often than they should.

The bugreporting helper that pops up is not user friendly.  It expects the user to know what particular debuginfo RPMs to install in order to get a useful bug report.  It also expects the user to toil through a long "wizard" that asks a lot of questions.  It's not cool to punish the user on top of an application crash.  Does KDE hate us or what?

The user shouldn't have to do anything more than giving the accept to send the crash information or not.  Examples: Firefox, Windows.

If KDE couldn't come up with something easier than this, at least SUSE should do something to work around it.  My suggestion would be a way to install all debuginfo RPMs for every package that's already installed.  This way, all bugreports will be useful.

Although the person who created this suggestion became more emphasis on KDE, it would be ideal and very useful for all applications that can be installed on openSUSE. This automated tool that all types of users can use regardless of computer skills (end users, novices, managers, developers, etc. that are used by Windows or Firefox to send errors (bugs) greatly improve the quality of openSUSE. Since more people have they can send error reports (failure) and classified automatically in a database

User benefit:

We want to get statistic data so we can focus on bugs that crash all aplications.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png j. j. wrote: (7 years ago)

Although the person who created this suggestion became more emphasis on KDE, it would be ideal and very useful for all applications that can be installed on openSUSE. This automated tool that all types of users can use regardless of computer skills (end users, novices, managers, developers, etc. that are used by Windows or Firefox to send errors (bugs) greatly improve the quality of openSUSE. Since more people have they can send error reports (failure) and classified automatically in a database.

icons/user_comment.png S. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

There is an easy way to install corresponding debuginfo RPM for all existing packages. Run Add/Remove Software. On the top, click Extra->Install All Matching -debuginfo Packages. Maybe the KDE dev's just need to add a button to the KDE Crash Handler to make it more visible.

If you want to only install specific -debuginfo packages for that specific crash, there is a button on the first page of the crash handler that downloads and installs only the needed -debuginfo packages and then reloads the crash report with the new debug symbols. 

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