[Wine] Debugging an application crash

James E. Lang jelly at ktb.net
Mon Feb 13 23:54:09 CST 2006

The problem with this answer is that I cannot supply sufficient information for 
anyone else to debug the crash if I cannot even display anything more than I 
showed in my original posting to this thread. I can't tell the author of the 
Windows application what went wrong and I can't tell anyone on the Wine project 
what went wrong.


Walt Ogburn wrote at 18:06 on 12 Feb 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.

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