On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM, Carol Spears <carol.spe...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 5:30 PM, richard brown <richardbened...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> On 06/08/17 21:20, Carol Spears wrote:
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>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:49 PM, richard brown <richardbened...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>>> No-one?
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>> Asking me?
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>> The babl fast path is probably not the problem, at least it is not a
>> problem here.  Actually, I kind of like it because I can watch it to know
>> where some of the other plug-ins are at in their progress.
>>
>> The last time I had a segfault like that, I was instructed to install gdb
>> (https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/) because the regular stack trace is
>> not so helpful.
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>> That has been a few years now, so maybe my advice is outdated.
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>> Thanks.  I tried it, and it doesn't like the "gimp-2.9" script that
>> launches the program.
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>> "/home/richard/Software/gimp-git/gimp/app/gimp-2.9": not in executable
>> format: File format not recognised
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>> gdb is going to want to be started from the command line.
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> It is weird to me that you are running this from the source file.  You
> don't install into /usr/local or /opt or some such?  If you have been
> building and using gimp from there for a long while, that would not be the
> problem but I would have thought that this could cause problems, like gimp
> finding the plug-ins it brings, etc.
>
> Here is a how-to that doesn't mention anything I remember when I used gdb:
> http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~sugih/pointers/summary.html
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> I remember using "bt"  something like 'gdb bt /path/to/binary/gimp-2.n'
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> If you could get a good output from that, perhaps you could file a bug
> report and maybe the real hackers are there....
>

After some thought, (and unfortunately no reading) I suspect that the "bt"
was typed during the stack trace.

Perhaps there is some reliable advice in the mail list archives....

Carol
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