Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007, Don Armstrong wrote:
> Is there any reason why this isn't handled by a
> /usr/share/bug/gnome/script (or whatever is appropriate) which tells
> the user to install the -dbg package if they aren't currently
> installed so backtraces can be generated?
While this is an interesting suggestion (which I'm taking note of!),
it might not be enough when users are using specific reporting tools:
bug-buddy comes to mind for example.
> Once you've got the corefile, you can always mate the -dbg to it after
> the fact.
Hmm I don't expect the majority of users to know how to do this nor how
to enable core dumps in the default config.
This very discussion reminds me that we lack a serious debugging
infrastructure like major projects or companies have: Mozilla, Ubuntu,
Apple, Microsoft... We really need new tools:
- to collect segfault data using a different channel than bug reports
(for example to merge multiple reports into one, to find top
crashers, to protect sensitive information, ...)
- to get crashes with useful information (propose installing -dbg
packages, collect crash specific information such as
~/.xsession-errors for desktop apps)