Providing a gdb backtrace

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On some platforms the automated crash reporting feature of is not yet implemented. When a program crash is not yet reported on these platforms please file an issue.

If the crash cannot be easily reproduced by a developer he'll probaly request a "backtrace". Here are the steps to provide this critical information:

  • Open a terminal window
  • Change into the program directory
  • Start the debugger by typing "gdb ./soffice.bin"
  • Type "run"
  • Reproduce the crash
  • Switch back into the gdb terminal window
  • Type "backtrace"
  • Copy and paste the result into a text document
  • Attach this test document to the crash issue
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