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Month: May 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Is DrKonqi working?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 12:24:45 -0500
>> > Would somebody running a recent GIT please confirm whether they can
>> create
>> > a backtrace with DrKonqi?
>> No luck here, but then again gdb isn't working for me
>> either.
>> I would verify that we aren't getting bit by the ptrace
>> security patch that was applied to Ubuntu some time ago, and may be
>> filtering into other distributions by now.
> Which patch is that? I'm testing this on Slackware 13.1, which uses glibc
> 2.11.1, kernel 2.6.33.x. I don't think any such patch is part of 13.1.

It very well may not be--here's the Ubuntu patch and security discussion:

>> See if you can attach to a
>> process with gdb as a normal user--if you can, and DrKonqui still
>> doesn't work,
>> then we have a problem.
> Perhaps provide me the exact steps you want to me follow to test gdb. That
> is, last week when I could not start konqueror, just after the tdelibs ABI
> patch, I created a backtrace like this:
> gdb -- arg konqueror
> run
> bt
> If that is sufficient, then drkonqi is broken?

The steps I was thinking were these:
1.) Start a TDE process, noting its PID
2.) Run gdb
3.) attach <pid>

If you see a bunch of debugging symbols being loaded then gdb is working
fine, and DrKonqui is broken.  If gdb spits out an error, then something
else has gone wrong.