Installing ABRT

Server or headless machine


yum install abrt-cli

to install basic support for crash collection and set of command line tools for crash management and reporting.

If you want to receive email notifications about crashes caught by abrt you need to install libreport-plugin-mailx package, which by default, sends notifications to root at local machine. Email destination can be configured in /etc/libreport/plugins/mailx.conf file.

If you prefer console notifications at login time, install abrt-console-notification package. Notification sample:

ABRT has detected 1 problem(s). For more info run: abrt-cli list --since 1394120788



yum install abrt-desktop

to install complete desktop support including notification applet (abrt-applet) and gnome-abrt — GUI for problem management and reporting.

From source

Clone the repositories you’re interested in:

git clone
git clone
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git clone

Proceed with installing dependencies, you can get list of required packages by running ./ sysdeps and directly install these with yum by running ./ sysdeps --install.

You can then build a project by running:


If build passes continue with make rpm which will create rpm packages in ./build directory. This way is preferred over make install installation as your package manager keeps track of installed files allowing for easy removal.