How to debug for reporting
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When you fill a bug about a crash, most of the time it is very helpfull if you can attach a backtrace from a debugger.
This Howto tells you how to get this informations.
If the crash happens on a Linux machine (or generally on a unix machine with the GNU gcc) you can use gdb</gdb>.
You have to first load scribus in a new gdb session and launch scribus from there. after scribus has crashed you automatically get some details about the error occured. you can get a full report with the command bt (backtrace).
$ gdb scribus (gdb) run ... error reporting ... (gdb) bt ... full backtracking informations (gdb) exit $