Supporttools are great and useful utilities to help support and development to obtain information about troubled systems - and the only utilities we have.

In openSUSE no such tool exists so far: therefore each config or log file and any other system data useful for debugging needs to be requested individually. This is tedious and error prone.

Currently, supportconfig as shipped with SLE12 will not run unmodified on openSUSE. The goal here is to:

  1. adapt the tool for openSUSE
  2. 'modularize' it, ie separate the scriptlets for each investigated area into a separate file. Ultimately, each such module should be shipped with the software component it addresses.
  3. add support to retrieve data from journald
  4. Improve the output format of some scripts
I don't expect that work on supportconfig will be finished with Hackweek as new ideas how to improve things pop up while doing work.

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    • schubi2
      over 9 years ago by schubi2 | Reply

      Have you tried our product : Perhaps it could do a lot of the requested jobs.

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