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Month: April 2011

Troubleshooting Run Time Crashes

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:10:48 -0700 (PDT)
What is the best way to troubleshoot run-time crashes?

Do the packages have to be built a certain way?

I've read about backtraces, core dumps, and using gdb. I'm no programmer, so what is the best way for me to troublesoot?

In particular, I am running KDE 3.5.10, recompiled for Slackware 13.1. KMail always now crashes whenever I try to do anything with the composer window (save as draft, send, etc.). Boom. Just disappears. Almost as if I had started KMail with the --compose option. The app disappears and I have to restart KMail. The funny thing is the message gets stored in the Outbox.

I want to troubleshoot in case this bug carries over to Trinity.