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Re: No gdb?



2008/12/12 Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 gmail com>:
> 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.

gdb without *debuginfo* is also useless to a bug report and they get
big pretty quick so I say no gdb for normal folk.


...dex


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