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Re: Enhancement to report-emacs-bug

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Enhancement to report-emacs-bug
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:22:55 -0600
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Kim F. Storm wrote:
> Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
>>But how about providing an Emacs command to debug the crash and
>>instructions on how to use it:
>>        If emacs crashed, try running the gdb debugger on the program
>>        and its core file:
>>                M-x gdb-emacs-crash
>>                (gdb) bt full
>>                (gdb) xbacktrace
>>        Then insert the *gud* buffer into this report.  The file
>>        /usr/local/share/emacs/21.3/etc/DEBUG explains how to further
>>        debug the crash.
> This is a very good suggestion -- but I think it needs a little more
> work to handle cases where people already run emacs in gdb, etc.

If the user is savvy enough to have been running emacs under gdb in the
first place, I think he/she could infer what to do from the instructions
for less-experienced users.

Kevin Rodgers

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