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.

On Linux

If the crash happens on a Linux machine (or generally on a unix machine with the GNU gcc compiler) you can use 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