Chapter 5. Reporting Software Failures

You can take advantage of Red Hat Satellite's software failure reporting capabilities and the Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) to extend the overall reporting functionality of your systems. This extended functionality allows your clients to automatically report software failures captured by ABRT to the Satellite server, and also to process the captured failures in a centralized fashion. You can use either the webUI or the API to process these failure reports.

5.1. Installing Software Failure Reporting Tools

The following procedure describes how to install Red Hat Satellite tools for ABRT on clients.

Procedure 5.1. To Use the Software Failure Reporting Functionality:

  1. Log into your client system as the root user.
  2. Install the spacewalk-abrt package on your client systems. This package installs the abrt package as a dependency.
    # yum install spacewalk-abrt


    Neither the abrt nor spacewalk-abrt packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
  3. Run the rhn-profile-sync command to update the information stored on the Satellite server about this client system.
    # rhn-profile-sync