Interpreting stacktraces

Brian Murray brian at
Wed Mar 19 04:29:52 GMT 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:09:38AM -0500, Andrew Conkling wrote:
> (Forgive me if this information is available on the wiki; I was unable to
> find anything specifically useful.)

There is a wiki page about apport at but
I am not sure it goes into the depth you want.

> I've become more involved in triage for a few packages and have often come
> across stacktraces. Often I'm fairly sure I'm looking at duplicates of other
> bugs, but it can be really hard to tell. Rather than continue to stare at
> these bugs and traces blankly, I'm reaching out to see if there's any way I
> can learn to interpret them.

Emmet Hickory (persia) gave a class in November on interpreting stack
traces to in #ubuntu-classroom.  I found the irc log at but it may
also be typed up better somewhere else.

Is this the type of information you are looking for?

Brian Murray                                       
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