getting useful backtraces via -dbgsym packages

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Mon Mar 19 20:18:20 UTC 2007


in the past weeks the number of automatic reports of crashes in xfdesktop4 , xfce4-session and
xfce4-panel have increased considerably. To have a better chance at debugging them we need more
useful backtraces than the ones currently generated by apport from the stripped binaries.

So if any of you are among the reporters of those crashes you could install the corresponding
-dbgsym packages.

Add the line 
deb feisty main universe

to your apt sources and update, then you can install xfdesktop4-dbgsym and other similarly named packages.
When a crash occurs the backtrace will hopefully include a lot more information.

See this for more info


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