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Month: May 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Troubleshooting Run Time Crashes

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 09:12:44 -0700 (PDT)
> > I've read about backtraces, core dumps, and using gdb.
> I'm no
> > programmer, so what is the best way for me to
> troublesoot?
> $ gdb
> (gdb) file /usr/bin/kmail
> (gdb) run
> <trigger the crash>
> (gdb) bt
> <you obtain the backtrace>
> I don't know if this will be enough, but I'm not an expert
> debugger :).

I gave that a go. gdb reported that kmail exited normally. With some trial and error testing, I copied /usr/bin/kmail and /usr/lib/ from my Slackware 12.2 package and then the problem disappeared. At this point I can only guess that something in the kmail composer code does not compile correctly and instead causes the entire app to close rather than just the composer window.