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Generating a backtrace for bugzilla

posted Aug 27, 2015, 7:20 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 7:20 AM ]
These are the steps for reporting a bug to the Gnome people. I keep them here as a reminder, because it takes some time to gather all the information.
  1. Install debug information using "debuginfo-install name-of-the-package"
  2. Run gdb as follows to produce a backtrace
$ gdb name-of-program
> run
... it crashes or produces some ABRT signal ...
> set logging file backtrace.log
> set logging on
> set pagination off
> thread apply all bt full
> set logging off
> quit

Report the associated file to your favourite people, such as Gnome, Fedora, etc.