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Re: No gdb?



On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 12:31 -0500, Chris Snook wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I've just been told
> > 
> > A Fatal Error Occurred
> > The application KDE Daemon (kded4) crashed and caused the signal 11 (SIGSEGV).
> > 
> > It went on to say that it couldn't create a bug report, as gdb is not 
> > installed.  Shouldn't that be installed by default?
> > 
> > Anne
> > 
> 
> Feel free to file a bug to get gdb added to the KDE package group, enabled by 
> default, but please don't make it a dependency.  Debuggers, especially ones that 
> automatically attach to apps the user can cause to crash, are considered a 
> security risk in certain environments.


I agree with Anne on this.  Especially on the testing versions.

Which does Fedora get more complaints about ?  Software stability or
software security ?   Stability by FAR.  gdb should be installed by
default, especially on testing releases.


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