[mythtv-users] Howto for using of Backtraces...

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Wed Aug 16 12:38:28 UTC 2006

> i know that gdb generate backtraces...
> and i know how this works.
> i want to know how i use the information in the backtraces...

Build from source with debug enabled so that the executables have symbols,
run with gdb and any backtrace will have source code references. Use a gui
wrapper such as ddd and you can jump directly to the code source (assuming
it is accessable from the debug environment).

Note that a backtrace only tells you how you got to where you are, not why!!

Robin Gilks

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