How to report a bug in Ubuntu MATE 23.04?

How do I report a bug using Lobster?

This is always how I did but ubuntu-bug is not part of 23.04:

$ which ubuntu-bug
ubuntu-bug not found
$ sudo apt search ubuntu-bug
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
reportbug/lunar,lunar,now 11.6.0ubuntu2 all [installed]
  reports bugs in the Debian distribution


ubuntu-bug is installed on all Ubuntu flavor ISOs, what architecture are you using?

For amd64 the included files can be seen with the manifest - where you'll note apport is included.

A quick scan of can show the included files which should mean I'd expect to see


Maybe /usr/bin/ isn't in your $PATH.

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This install came after upgrading from 22.10.

And no, it's not in there:

/usr/bin % ls ubuntu-
ubuntu-advantage*        ubuntu-distro-info*      ubuntu-report*                                  
ubuntu-core-launcher@    ubuntu-drivers*          ubuntu-security-status*                         


% uname -a
Linux MYSYSTEM 6.2.0-34-generic #34-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Mon Sep  4 13:06:55 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I don't have a local copy of the kinetic manifest, and I can only view Ubuntu Desktop's online now (alas flavors aren't kept normally), but I'd expect it to be there.

I'd check you have apport installed, and if it's not there, install it.

Likely not needed, but

guiverc@d7050-next:~$   dpkg -S /usr/bin/ubuntu-bug 
apport: /usr/bin/ubuntu-bug
guiverc@d7050-next:~$   apt-cache policy apport
  Installed: 2.27.0-0ubuntu5
  Candidate: 2.27.0-0ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 2.27.0-0ubuntu5 500
        500 mantic/main amd64 Packages
        500 mantic/main i386 Packages
        500 mantic/main amd64 Packages
        500 mantic/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

(who's off to explore why I have main & au. enabled!?)

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This is so weird because I have been using UM for many LTSes and I was always capable of reporting via ubuntu-bug

But coming back to your question:

$ which apport
apport not found
$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/ubuntu-bug
dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /usr/bin/ubuntu-bug

However I was able to install it via sudo apt get apport so thanks!


Just FYI.

apport was the name of the package, it includes a number of commands (including ubuntu-bug) but none just named apport.

guiverc@d7050-next:~$   apport-
apport-bug      apport-cli      apport-collect  apport-unpack

I got that to appear by pressing TABTAB rather than hitting enter after typing apport (the first TAB autocompleted by adding the - and second gave me a list of available commands).

Your install is much older than mine, and those of us who like to tinker, experiment or enjoy our systems often make temporary changes we can forget about.

This install of mine was made using the mantic daily ISO dated 20230829 yet I didn't [then] recall why or when I experimented with au. & main archive which I only noticed in output I used in prior comment; its easy to make a change & forget what prompted our action.