When an application crashes, most people don't have their distros debug symbol package installed. This makes the stacktrace less than useful.
However, given that PackageKit seems to have the ability to know what package the app is part of, then the crash reporting software could ask PackageKit to find out what symbol package is available for the software, then PackageKit could download and install it after being prompted, then the software provide a proper stacktrace with symbols.
This would help alleviate the many, many bug reports without any symbols. I'd imagine it would certainly help the app developers out!
Yes, although I don't think this should be part of PackageKit - I think the application just needs to /use/ PackageKit to install the correct packages. I think that bug-buddy really needs to be patched to use PackageKit rather than make any modifications to PK itself. Could you open a bug against bug-buddy and see how receptive they are there? Thanks.
No probs. I've logged a bug on Gnome against bug-buddy. Well, not a bug but a feature request.