I recently came across a process on a Ubuntu installation by the name of “whoopsie”. I wasn’t sure what this was, or why it was running on the machine. Upon some investigation, I found that it’s the Ubuntu crash database submission daemon.
I had no need to submit error reports back to Ubuntu, so I set about disabling it. The steps below can be used to disable and or remove whoopsie from a Ubuntu system.
$ sudo nano /etc/defaults/whoopsie
and set “report_crashes” to “false”.
You then need to stop the whoopsie service (or reboot).
$ sudo service whoopsie stop
Removing the whoopsie package completely:
$ sudo apt-get purge whoopsie
The whoopsie package will now be removed from the system.