[Scribus] September 23th CVS build.

Rainer Heilke rheilke
Tue Sep 28 14:50:15 CEST 2004

Craig Ringer wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 13:27, Rainer Heilke wrote:
>>I've gotten a completely up-to-date build (see below), and adding pages 
>>still guarantees a Signal 11 crash. :-(  I wish I had more time to 
>>explore this. The crash doesn't even generate a core dump (or does Linux 
>>even do these very well, me being mostly a FreeBSD and Solaris man?).
>By default, most Linux distros disable core dumps. I guess the theory is
>that users will just get confused by core files lying around (and as
>many distros strip binaries, the core dumps are probably going to be
>useless anyway).
>To re-enable core dumps in a particular shell session, run:
>  $ ulimit -c 100000000
>  $ scribus
>If you put the ulimit command in your login or session script, it'll
>enable core dumps for your whole session. Figuring out where to put it
>can be more painful than it should be under Linux, however.
>Instead of looking at a core dump, if you run scribus under gdb:
>  $ gdb scribus
>  (gdb) run
>then you'll also be able to get a backtrace etc, so it may be easier to
>do this than analyse a core dump.
>To get a useful core dump or backtrace, you'll need to enable debugging
>in scribus then recompile. See:
>Hope this quick note helps.
Thanks for the tips. I'll go the debugging route first, then. If time 
permits, I'll try to recompile with debugging tonight, and see what I 
can figure out over the next couple of days.


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