Bug 1778497 is about having a remember feature in apport which gives the user a way to say never report crashes or always report crashes. This feature is available in 18.04 and on. Could you please test it and see if it helps address your concerns? Thanks!
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to apport in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1623530 Title: Apport should be disabled by default Status in Apport: Confirmed Status in One Hundred Papercuts: Confirmed Status in apport package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: I work with large communities (US, India, Latin America) and almost the number one issue they have with Ubuntu or simply scares them off is the fact that errors keep popping up every time. Some times multiples times per minutes, per hour, per day. The reason is how apport works by default. The "solution" is going to /etc/default/apport and setting the option to 0 (Disable). I do understand the full benefit or submitting automatically all bug reports, but this has gotten (And most Ubuntu users will be able to confirm) out of hand with some many popup questions about some bug or another that are simply fixed the moment the report is going to be send (eg: Compiz issue that was fixed a couple of milliseconds later, unity issue, dash issue, firefox issue, etc..). All of them have mechanism to handle failures and basically heal themselves. The question regarding this is: Leaving apport enable by default on an Ubuntu installation simply scares or annoys end users (a lot may I add). Leaving it disabled, it will not send a bug report, but there is no issue in simply creating an ubuntu-bug report through the terminal. So the sending of the report is still valid, but is not forced onto the user (And not forced so many times). This report is back by about 3 years going back and forth with the same apport issue and seeing probably around 500 users I have helped myself with the same issue, since this makes Ubuntu less productive to the actual user, even from start. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-36.55-generic 4.4.16 Uname: Linux 4.4.0-36-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia ApportLog: ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: Unity Date: Wed Sep 14 08:16:03 2016 InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-22 (144 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1) PackageArchitecture: all SourcePackage: apport UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) modified.conffile..etc.default.apport: # set this to 0 to disable apport, or to 1 to enable it # you can temporarily override this with # sudo service apport start force_start=1 enabled=0 mtime.conffile..etc.default.apport: 2016-08-12T16:38:06.249273 To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/apport/+bug/1623530/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp