[PATCH] drkonqi: s/backtrace/backtrace full/g

Martijn Klingens klingens at kde.org
Tue Jan 27 19:26:04 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 27 January 2004 14:49, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> I suppose we could grep the gdb output for "(No debugging symbols
> found)" or sth like that, and suggest the user downloads debugging
> binaries if so ?

I considered to patch DrKonqi for doing that a long time ago, but I dropped 
the idea because it's not reliable. First, the grepping for this particular 
string is no more portable beyond gdb than the use of 'backtrace full', but 
second and more important, system libraries like glibc can result in the same 
message, even when kdelibs and the apps have debug symbols.

I have never tried to come up with a heuristic to reliably detect 'useful' 
backtraces, but I'm afraid it will be hard to do.


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