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 compiler) you can use
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 $
If you compile yourself scribus -- and you plan to report bugs -- you should enable the debugging at compile time:
- if you use the autotools (
configure; make; make install) you do it at configure time: