Bug 492253 - No crash info with kmail
No crash info with kmail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdepim (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-26 01:17 EDT by Arthur Pemberton
Modified: 2009-07-14 14:23 EDT (History)
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Description Arthur Pemberton 2009-03-26 01:17:56 EDT
Description of problem:
When KMail crashes, it give no useful information that I can report.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every crash

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do something that crashes kmail
Actual results:
Window just disappears

Expected results:
Useful output thrown on Konsole, or KCrash report

Additional info:
I have the kdepim debug symbols installed
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2009-03-26 20:11:04 EDT
Do you have the KDE 4 kdebase-runtime installed on that machine? Our kdelibs3 is patched to use drkonqi from it.
Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2009-03-26 20:30:02 EDT
Now, this is a fun bug.

I tried reproducing this with:

What I did:
1. Install kdepim-debuginfo.
2. Run KMail.
3. Simulate a crash with: killall -SIGSEGV kmail

Then I repeated only steps 2 and 3 multiple times, running KMail either from a Konsole with "kmail &" or from the menu. Interestingly, when I run KMail from a Konsole, I get the KDE 4 drkonqi popping up with valid backtraces including debugging symbols for kdepim. When I run it from the menu, it just vanishes. The apparent consistency might just be an accident, as for you it also doesn't work when run from a Konsole.
Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2009-03-27 04:28:01 EDT
Canceling needinfo, see the reporter's reply on the upstream bug.
Comment 4 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-04 02:32:05 EDT
Closing this bug here as these problems are no longer reproducible.
Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2009-05-08 12:39:55 EDT
Still reproducible here, just killall -SIGABRT kmail.
Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2009-05-08 12:42:14 EDT
Also note that this might not be specific to KDE 3 apps at all, it has also been seen with Amarok 2.0.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:38:39 EDT
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Comment 8 Arthur Pemberton 2009-06-22 00:18:45 EDT
What should we  do about this bug? I'm moving to F11 soon, and no longer have this specific problem in F10
Comment 9 Kevin Kofler 2009-06-22 01:47:24 EDT
I still see this happening with the KDE 3 KMail on F9. I'll see if I can reproduce the problem with the current KDE 4 Amarok, though I'm not sure it's the same bug. I'll also try to send some signals to the KDE 4 KMail on F10 or F11 and see if I can get it to vanish with no crash report.
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:23:53 EDT
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