Toby Smithe toby.smithe at
Thu Oct 5 19:01:14 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 19:01 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi Ubuntu developers,
> When introducing automatic crash reporting in Edgy [1] a while ago, I
> quickly described 'apport-retrace', a developer tool to post-process
> an apport crash report. However, until now it did not make much of a
> difference unless the developer manually installed -dbg packages.
> Now that we automatically build debug symbol packages (.ddebs) for all
> packages and publish them [2], apport-retrace grew a new inconspicuous
> option '-d' which causes it to look for available .ddebs, download and
> install them into a temporary directory, tell gdb to look for debug
> symbols there and then re-generate the stack traces with as many
> symbols as it can.

I must say, this is an incredibly useful feature! Well done!

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