REPORT_EVENT.CONF(5) LIBREPORT MANUAL REPORT_EVENT.CONF(5)NAMEreport_event.conf - configuration file for libreport.
This configuration file specifies which programs should be run when the
specified event occurs in problem directory lifetime.
It consists of directives and rules.
Directives start with a reserved word. Currently, there is only one
This directive causes files which match FILE to be read and parsed
as if they are inserted textually where this directive occurs. FILE
can use shell pattern metacharacters (*,?,etc) to specify multiple
files. Relative paths are interpreted relative to current file.
Rule starts with a line with non-space leading character. All
subsequent lines which start with space or tab form one rule. Note that
separating newline is retained.
Rules may be commented out with #. One # is sufficient to comment out
even a multi-line rule (no need to comment out every line).
Rules specify which programs to run on the problem directory. Each rule
may have conditions to be checked before the program is run.
Conditions have form VAR=VAL or VAL~=REGEX, where VAR is either word
"EVENT" or a name of problem directory element to be checked (for
example, "executable", "package", hostname" etc).
If all conditions match, the remaining part of the rule (the "program"
part) is run in the shell. All shell language constructs are valid. All
stdout and stderr output is captured and passed to ABRT and possibly to
ABRT’s frontends and shown to the user.
If the program terminates with nonzero exit code, the event processing
is considered unsuccessful and is stopped. Last captured output line,
if any, is considered to be the error message indicating the reason of
the failure, and may be used by abrt as such.
If the program terminates successfully, next rule is read and
processed. This process is repeated until the end of this file.
Event XML configuration
These configuration files provides event meta data.
Each file has XML formatting with the following DTD:
<!ELEMENT event (name+,description+,requires-items?,exclude-items-by-default?,exclude-items-always?,exclude-binary-items?,include-items-by-default?,minimal-rating?,gui-review-elements?,options?)>
<!ELEMENT name (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST name xml:lang CDATA #IMPLIED>
<!ELEMENT description (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST description xml:lang CDATA #IMPLIED>
<!ELEMENT requires-items (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT exclude-items-by-default (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT include-items-by-default (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT exclude-items-always (#PCDATA)>
<!ELEMENT exclude-binary-items ("yes"|"no")>
<!ELEMENT minimal-rating ("0"|"1"|"2"|"3"|"4")>
<!ELEMENT gui-review-elements ("yes"|"no")>
<!ELEMENT options (option*,advanced-options)>
<!ELEMENT advanced-options (option)*>
<!ELEMENT option (label+,description+,note-html+,allow-empty?,default-value?)>
<!ATTLIST option type (text|bool|password|number|hint-html) #REQUIRED
name CDATA #REQUIRED>
<!ELEMENT label (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST label xml:lang CDATA #IMPLIED>
<!ELEMENT note-html (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST note-html xml:lang CDATA #IMPLIED>
<!ELEMENT allow-empty ("yes"|"no")>
<!ELEMENT default-value (#PCDATA)>
User visible name of event
User visible description
Comma separated names of excluded problem elements. User can
include any of these elements if he wishes it.
Comma separated names of included problem elements. User can
exclude any of these elements if he wishes it.
Comma separated names of included problem elements. User cannot
include any of these elements.
If "yes" then all binary problem elements are excluded. User can
include them if he wishes it.
Minimal backtrace rating required for executing the event.
Backtrace rating is a measure of backtrace usability and
understandability. With an increasing number of unresolved frames
the backtrace rating gets lower values.
If "yes", user must explicitly approve that all included problem
elements can be published. If "no", the event is executed
automatically. If not provided, "yes" is expected.
List of options which are hidden in the default view.
Event option label
Event option HTML formatted description
Determines if user can leave the option empty
A value which is used by default
Name of exported environment variable name. libreport tools
communicate through Environment Variables.
EVENT=post-create analyzer=Python abrt-action-analyze-python
getent passwd "`cat uid`" | cut -d: -f1 >username
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LIBREPORT 2.1.11 07/08/2014 REPORT_EVENT.CONF(5)