[Wine] Debugging an application crash

Walt Ogburn reuben at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sun Feb 12 20:06:55 CST 2006

If you don't want to do development and debugging yourself, the debugger
isn't likely to be of much use to you.  You can submit a bug report and
make an entry in the application database (both on www.winehq.org).  There
are still lots of programs that don't work well with wine.

On Sun, 12 Feb 2006, James E. Lang wrote:

> When a Windows application crashes (a rare occurrence) I see a set of messages
> like these:
> wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x429a3276 at address 0x4ba093
> (thread 0009), starting debugger...
> err:seh:start_debugger Couldn't start debugger ("debugger/winedbg 8 9744") (2)
> Read the Wine Developers Guide on how to set up winedbg or another debugger
> I have not been able to figure out how to set up winedbg and I know nothing of
> any other debugger. Can someone spell this out for a simple minded user of
> Wine? By that I mean someone who does not begin to understand Wine's internal
> structure.
> The whole debugging structure of Wine is a mystery to me. I have tried reading
> the Wine Developers Guide but I'm not a Wine Developer and what appears in that
> document goes right over my head. Some of us are simply people who want to be
> able to run a third party application that is intended for a Windows OS but we
> don't want the instability and vulnerability that goes with the M$ products. So
> . . . we use Linux and try to use Wine to support the Windows application.
> --
> Jim
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