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Jul 04, 2017

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