A reader pointed out that after the last Ubuntu release all my tutorials break because
qemu-system-arm exits immediately with segmentation fault. Luckily I found out, by toying with the options, that by adding the memory option “
-m 128M” it works. I wanted to file a bug in Ubuntu, and the procedure is pretty simple and automated if you know what to do, but it’s not so easy to find information about how to do it. Since I have a Launchpad account (Launchpad is the Ubuntu project management system) I searched for information on how to send a bug report; here it is:
The source package for
qemu-system-arm is not
qemu-kvm-extras as the binary package, but
qemu-kvm. For this reason, the URL to use to report bugs was:
I completed the steps by giving information that I thought useful and creating a new bug report, and then it was time to add automatically some information with the powerful
apport-collect tool. Since the bug number is 584480 I executed from the command line:
The command opened a Launchpad alternative login page; after logging in, a page appears to give
apport-collect the permission to act as me inside Launchpad. Accepting that, I returned to the command line, where
apport-collect is waiting for an Enter key press, and let it continue. After the command finished, my bug report was enriched by information about my machine and some logs, which contain the
qemu-system-arm segmentation fault.
Waiting for the bug resolution, I need to change my tutorials by adding the workaround.