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Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#52335 new enhancement

Automatic report Fatal Error

Reported by: sebastienserre Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.2
Component: Site Health Keywords: 2nd-opinion close
Focuses: Cc:



As an Ubuntu error occurring crash with its system, I've just discovered their command "ubuntu-bug" which send and report crash log to their "Trac" located on https://bugs.launchpad.net/

Typically, when an apps crash, Ubuntu is writing a log in /var/crash folder and the command $ ubuntu-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_gnome-shell.1000.crash is sending and creating the bug report

I think, we should be able to do almost the same by checking if the Fatal Error is created by WordPress, maybe by searching "wp-include" or "wp-admin" in the path and automatically create a Trac ticket.

There's also a GDPR question because of sending private data.

Change History (1)

#1 @Clorith
6 months ago

  • Keywords close added
  • Version set to 5.2

I'm not sure if this is a good idea, it would lead to a lot of messy and (often times incorrect) information being pushed towards the ticketing system here.

There's also the concern that you need a WordPress.org account to create tickets, opening this up to just allow anyone to push tickets would be a potential outlet for abuse.

If a host or similar wanted to capture errors and function as a warden and file upstream tickets to trac for legitimate issues, this is already possible through the use of filters, like for example wp_php_error_message in a platform-dependent mu plugin or similar, or their own custom error handler.

With this in mind, I'm going to suggest this ticket be closed, but will leave it open for a while to see if there's others opinions.

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