[CentOS-announce] ABRT for CentOS Linux is now live

Mon Nov 17 12:49:32 UTC 2014
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>

ABRT is a collection of scripts that makes it easier to report bugs and
crashes in various components of the distribution to a central server.
Metadata from this allows developers and upstream projects to evaluate
their priority chain, and also get crucial information on why their
software might not be performing as expected on CentOS Linux.

This information is sent to the server in a json format text file, the
contents of which will never contain private date. The entire
specification for this report format is available at :
https://github.com/abrt/faf/wiki/uReport and I encourage everyone to
read it once, so as to build confidence in the process.

You can enable ABRT reporting by running:
/usr/sbin/abrt-auto-reporting enabled

this script is provided by the 'abrt' rpm package.

More details on ABRT on CentOS are available on the CentOS wiki at
http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/ABRT ; The entire ABRT
documentation is available online at :
http://abrt.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ - this includes both user and
developer information.

For those looking to get started with hacking on ABRT, start by reading
through the advanced usage examples at :

The reports posted by CentOS machines will currently land at the Fedora
Project hosted retrace server at : https://retrace.fedoraproject.org/

For any problems or issues with the abrt code included in CentOS Linux,
or for any problems associated with abrt user experience on CentOS Linux
: please post reports at http://bugs.centos.org/ by selecting the right
Distribution version and component as 'abrt'.

All other conversations around abrt on CentOS Linux should goto the
CentOS-devel mailing list ( http://lists.centos.org/ ).


Karanbir Singh, Project Lead, The CentOS Project
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