[Wine] Never had an app work in WINE
dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 16:21:17 CST 2010
On 4 March 2010 22:14, Scott <drmemory at 3rivers.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 09:57:48PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
>> Providing as much detail about a failing app as possible in a bug
>> report can be useful, though. It might be something simple, it mihgt
>> be something huge.
> Okay, well, where do I begin? I already told what I observed; that the
> app starts up, allows me to select a client to work on, lets me go in
> to one tax form, make changes (which *are* saved to the master file
> residing on the server) and then just freezes up. Is there some sort
> of error log somewhere which I need to send along? How can I know what
> is happening under the hood? It is frustrating that the app is so
> close to actually working; if it were just crashing and burning at the
> outset, I'd just walk away gnashing my teeth and cursing Bill Gates.
Running it from a terminal can provide useful clues, per:
You start a terminal and do something like:
Even on apps that work well, this will likely spew a *whole pile* of
rubbish. But that's fine!
You can probably ignore any lines starting "FIXME:" - those are
generally just notes to developers that something wasn't written
The bit that will be of interest is whatever happens at the end, when
it actually crashes.
So - run your program from a terminal, and post the output here. Maybe
just the last 20-30 lines if it's spewing a *lot* of stuff :-)
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