Re: Installation of Recommends by default on October 1st
On Thu, 02 Aug 2007, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > If they don't enable core dumps in the default config, the backtraces
> > aren't going to be terribly useful (or may not even exist), right?
> > Then the -dbg packages aren't going to help much either.
> Do you suggest that running gdb on a core dumps makes backtraces
I don't know actually; I've never used the libgnome SEGV handler.
> Currently, most backtraces we get are either generated by running
> the application from gdb and reproducing the bug or running a segv
> handler such as libgnomeui's (which spawns bug-buddy or debreaper
It may be that the right thing to do is:
1) Segv handler saves the coredump if the user says to (or coredumps
2) bug-buddy or debreaper (or whatever)
a) prompts to install appropriate -dbg packages if they're not
b) backtraces the coredump from the segv handler using gdb (or
c) appends that to the bug report
d) possibly stores the coredump somewhere for future
[With the caveat that I am not familiar with the gnome internals;
someone else can probably adapt the above more appropriately.]
"The trouble with you, Ibid" he said, "is that you think you're the
biggest bloody authority on everything"
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