Tip: Installing Missing debuginfo Packages for ABRT

Posted by Alexander Todorov on Sat 12 October 2013

"Reporting disabled"

Every once in a while ABRT will tell you that reporting is disabled because backtrace is unusable. What it means is that it can't read some of the debugging symbols and the most likely reason for that is debuginfo packages are missing.

To install them first locate the directory containing the files for that particular crash. Use the executable file to find out if you are looking into the correct directory. Then use this one liner to install the missing debuginfo packages.

# pwd
# cat backtrace | grep lib | tr -s ' ' | cut -f4 -d' ' | sort | uniq | grep "/" | xargs rpm -qf --qf "%{name}\n" | xargs debuginfo-install -y

tags: tips, Fedora

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