Bug#698329: ITP: sos -- This set of tools is designed to provide information to support organizations
On 01/17/2013 04:01 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> thanks for your ITP. I'd (strongly) recommend using a less generic
> name. Why not sticking to the upstream choice "sosreport"?
> BTW, after reading the description twice I totally fail to tell what
> this package might really do. After reading the very short description
> on the github page I wonder how this might fit together at all.
> For instance please define or give examples for things like
> "organisations", "plugins", "report", "software packages" because I
> somehow have the feeling that these terms are used in different context
> than I'm usually doing.
> Kind regards
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:27:07PM -0500, Adam Stokes wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Adam Stokes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> * Package name : sos
>> Version : 2.3.1
>> Upstream Author : Adam Stokes <email@example.com>
>> * URL : https://github.com/sosreport/sosreport
>> * License : GPL2+
>> Programming Lang: Python
>> Description : This set of tools is designed to provide information to support organizations
>> This set of tools is designed to provide information to support
>> organizations in an extensible manner, allowing third parties, package maintainers,
>> and anyone else to provide plugins that will collect and report information
>> that is useful for supporting software packages.
* Package name : sosreport
Version : 2.3.1
Upstream Author : Adam Stokes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : https://github.com/sosreport/sosreport
* License : GPL2+
Programming Lang: Python
Description : A tool for taking a snapshot of a system's
properties at given point of time.
This set of tools provides end users with the ability to take a snapshot
of their system customizable and _automated_ through plugins. A snapshot
of a system consists of but not limited too Filesystem layout, installed
packages, application configurations. Additional mechanisms are
available to print out reports based on rulesets that allow end users to
preemptively check for existing bug reports based on analyzed logs and
common configurations. One of the common use cases for this application
is when an end user is working with another person in an attempt to
troubleshoot an issue and that person would like to see an overall
layout of the end user's current system with any relevant application
configurations/logs. This application proves to be very beneficial in
large organizations/enterprises where you may have a technical team that
provides support for any number of customers/clients/end users.
Sosreport is also multi-distribution aware which already provides
support for Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu. Sosreport also differs from
applications such as abrt and apport which tend to concentrate more on
detecting and analyzing application crashes.