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Fedora Test Days
[ABRT & libreport]

Date 2013-05-07
Time 6:00 UTC - 16:00 UTC

Website ABRT homepage
IRC #fedora-test-day (webirc)
Mailing list test

Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:

  • Automated Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT)
  • Unified Problem Reporting UI (libreport)
  • Gnome-abrt
  • SEAlert integration
  • Tainted kernel links
  • abrt server UX

Who's available

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

  • Development - Jiří Moskovčák (jmoskovc), Denys Vlasenko (dvlasenk), Michal Toman (mtoman), Richard Marko (rmarko), Filák Jakub (jfilak), Lichvár Miroslav (mlichvar)
  • Quality Assurance - David Kutálek (dkutalek), Martin Kyral (mkyral)

Prerequisite for Test Day

How to test?

Update your machine

If you're running Fedora 19, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager.

Live image

You may download a non-destructive Fedora 19 live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture SHA256SUM
x86_64 (version 2) 2c2f2fa700f5fa73bc3f1ff382139a92107d246375c5287d39b84a307426bce8
i686 (version 2) 6eeb906fde5548dc601063387083708656827ce875d2f1c0536e820bde3f5aa8

Get latest abrt/libreport packages

The latest versions are:


Use the following command to install/update all of them:

yum -y install --enablerepo=updates-testing \
  abrt abrt-addon-ccpp abrt-addon-kerneloops abrt-addon-python abrt-addon-vmcore abrt-addon-xorg \
  abrt-desktop abrt-dbus abrt-gui abrt-libs abrt-cli abrt-retrace-client abrt-plugin-bodhi abrt-tui \
  libreport libreport-compat libreport-filesystem libreport-cli libreport-gtk libreport-newt libreport-web \
  libreport-python libreport-plugin-mailx libreport-plugin-logger libreport-plugin-bugzilla \
  libreport-plugin-kerneloops libreport-plugin-reportuploader libreport-plugin-rhtsupport libreport-plugin-ureport \
  btparser btparser-python \
  gnome-abrt elfutils
Elfutils needed
Please make sure you have elfutils installed - abrt-ccpp is missing requires - [Bug 859674]

Make sure that:

  • abrtd and abrt-ccpp services are running:
# systemctl start abrtd.service
# systemctl status abrtd.service

# systemctl start abrt-ccpp.service
# systemctl status abrt-ccpp.service
  • file /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern contains following output:
# cat /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern
|/usr/libexec/abrt-hook-ccpp %s %c %p %u %g %t e

Test Cases

For better orientation there are several groups of test cases, top priority first. Follow each of these test cases, or just some group(s) of them in case of limited time for testing.

New and important features

  1. QA:Testcase ABRT Reporting Known Crash - reporting of known crash
  2. QA:Testcase ABRT ruby gem - ruby exceptions
  3. QA:Testcase GNOME ABRT MAIN - gnome-abrt
  4. QA:Testcase ABRT Configuration Storage - configuration storage
  5. QA:Testcase ABRT SELinux - ABRT GUI now catches AVC messages, too
  6. QA:Testcase ABRT Knowledgebase - ABRT provides more information about common problems
  7. QA:Testcase ABRT server - ABRT server user experience

Basic functionality

  1. QA:Testcase_ABRT - Basic test
  2. QA:Testcase_ABRT_Logger - Logger plugin
  3. QA:Testcase_ABRT_Bugzilla - Bugzilla plugin
  4. QA:Testcase_ABRT_Mailx - Mailx plugin
  5. QA:Testcase ABRT CLI - CLI interface
  6. QA:Testcase ABRT kernel - kernel oops
  7. QA:Testcase ABRT python - python tracebacks
  8. QA:Testcase ABRT vmcore - kernel oops
  9. QA:Testcase ABRT cnotify - console notification
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.
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.

Try to break Abrt
Besides above test cases, fell free to experiment and try to break Abrt in your own ways. We will be happy with that :-).

Test Results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component abrt, or libreport for bugs in the libreport library, or btparser for backtrace parser related bugs, or gnome-abrt for new Gnome Abrt GUI. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.

Alternative reporting through the web application
If you are not familiar with the Wiki editing or you come here in prime time and there are a lot of conflicting edits in the Wiki, you can try to report your results via our web application. Results from this web application will be automatically transferred to the Wiki on 2013-05-21 and the alternative reporting system will be shut down to this date. Feel free to continue testing and filling the wiki even after this date. Please note the number of reports currently visible in the wiki doesn't correspond to the number of reports sent so far (i.e. reports sent through the web application).

F19 ABRT Testday application

New and important features

User Reporting known crash Ruby exceptions Gnome ABRT Configuration storage SELinux alerts Knowledgebase ABRT server user experience References
Sample User
Pass pass
Warning warn
Fail fail
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345

Basic functionality

User Basic test Logger reporting Bugzilla reporting Mailx plugin CLI interface Kernel oops Python crash Kernel panic(vmcore) References
Sample User
Pass pass
Warning warn
Fail fail
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
  1. Test pass, but also encountered RHBZ #54321
  2. RHBZ #12345