What is Apport
Ubuntu 12.04 contains error reporting system named Apport that can send error information to Ubuntu center in case that something goes wrong on your system.
Apport is a system which:
- intercepts crashes right when they happen the first time,
- gathers potentially useful information about the crash and the OS environment,
- can be automatically invoked for unhandled exceptions in other programming languages (e. g. in Ubuntu this is done for Python),
- can be automatically invoked for other problems that can be automatically detected (e. g. Ubuntu automatically detects and reports package installation/upgrade failures from update-manager),
- presents a UI that informs the user about the crash and instructs them on how to proceed,
- and is able to file non-crash bug reports about software, so that developers still get information about package versions, OS version etc.
How to disable Apport
However, you can disable the error-reporting system following the steps:
1) Run the command
sudo gedit /etc/default/apport
2) Change the value of the "enabled" parameter from "1" to "0"
3) Save changes