If you've arrived on this page in order to report a bug against a package related to AppArmor, or a package that ships AppArmor profiles, then you've probably already diagnosed if your bug might have been caused by AppArmor. Great!

Provide logs and inspect AppArmor's state on the system

When reporting bugs which might involve a malfunctioning AppArmor profile, one should always provide the logs, and in particular the lines containing "DENIED":

sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog | grep DENIED

or, if auditd is installed:

 sudo tail -f /var/log/auditd/auditd.log | grep 'DENIED' 

Find out more on how to inspect and debug AppArmor profiles and processes.


If you think you've found a bug in an AppArmor profile provided either by apparmor-profiles-extra or a Debian package which ships its own profile, you should report a bug against one of these packages.

However as the Debian Bug Tracking System is package-centric, only the package maintainers will be automatically made aware of your bug report. That is why we kindly ask you to add a usertag to your bug report, so that the Debian AppArmor Packaging Team is notified as well. Then we can help you check if AppArmor is involved, and to fix the bug if that's the case.

See all usertags for user pkg-apparmor-team AT lists.alioth.debian.org.

We have agreed to use certain tags. Please tag with the user pkg-apparmor-team@lists.alioth.debian.org and use the following tags:

If you see the need for another tag not listed here, please contact us.

Quick how to usertag a bug

By email

Basically, you would send an email to control@bugs.debian.org with the following content:

 user pkg-apparmor-team@lists.alioth.debian.org
 usertags #123456 + merge-to-upstream 

where "123456" is your bug number, and "merge-to-upstream" the tag you want to add to the bug.

There can be multiple lines with different usertags in such an email.

Delete a usertag like this:

 user pkg-apparmor-team@lists.alioth.debian.org
 usertags #123456 - merge-to-upstream 

This would delete the tag "merge-to-upstream" on bug number #123456

Using the CLI

The bts command is provided by the devscripts package.

bts user pkg-apparmor-team@lists.alioth.debian.org . usertags #123456 + merge-to-upstream 

where "123456" is your bug number, and "merge-to-upstream" the tag you want to add to the bug.