Bug#442081: bug-buddy: complains about missing --appname or --package arguments

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Thu Sep 13 13:09:39 UTC 2007

forcemerge 422078 442081

On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 21:17 -0300, Mauro Torrez wrote:
> When starting bug-buddy from the panel menu, it opens an error window 
> complaining that "Either --appname or --package arguments are 
> required". This shouldn't happen since you cannot pass arguments from 
> the menu. Unsurprisingly, the same dialog appears when invoking from a 
> terminal with neither --appname nor --package arguments.
> When you invoke it with the --appname argument, it complains about a 
> missing --pid argument.
> I suggest to either remove "Bug Buddy" from the menu or, better yet, 
> present an assistant to the user which lets him/her select the package 
> or a list of running applications to choose from, otherwise the menu 
> item is just as unuseful as can be...
> Steps to reproduce it:
> invoke bug-buddy without said arguments, or try to open it from the 
> gnome menu.


It isn't meant to be launched from the menu, and shouldn't be visible by
default, it has NoDisplay=True set, but that might only work for new

Sven Arvidsson
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