Generating Backtrace on FBSD 5.3

Gerard Samuel fbsd-questions at
Tue Feb 8 08:29:01 PST 2005

Miguel Mendez wrote:

>On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 10:13:32 -0500
>Gerard Samuel <fbsd-questions at> wrote:
>>Im trying to figure out how to generate a
>>backtrace from a core dump of subversion, to send
>>to subversion developers.
>>What tools are available to read a core dump file,
>>to generate this backtrace on FreeBSD 5.3?
>>I'm trying to understand gdb, but Im not sure if
>>this is what I'm looking for.
>>$ gdb -c svn.core
>gdb /path/to/svn svn.core is what you want. But for that to be useful
>you need a svn executable built with debugging info. This can be done by
>building the port with CFLAGS having the '-g' option and STRIP set to
>null, so you don't lose that info while installing.
>(deinstall svn first)
>e.g.: cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion && env CFLAGS="-g" STRIP="" make
>Then try to reproduce the error and run gdb. Once in gdb use the command
>'bt' to get a backtrace.
I'll give that a shot.  Thanks

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