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RE: Build IDs for finding packages

Got it. Except that we don't use ABRT. Fedora has ABRT, Ubuntu has apport, Microsoft has WinQual, Apple has Crash Reporter. We don't use any of them. We happen to use Google's breakpad, for better or for worse.

I know that there are other developers who might benefit from a build ID based method of getting Fedora symbols without the requirement of running Fedora -- the idea shows up occasionally on the breakpad forums. On Windows I can download symbols for any version of any (Microsoft) binary automatically and it seems that there would be benefit to Linux going further in that direction.

I look forward to future development of darkserver and I will definitely use the abrt-action-install-debuginfo technique in the future.

Thanks for all the information and suggestions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Kratochvil [] 
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 9:53 AM
To: Bruce Dawson
Cc: 'Mark Wielaard';; ''
Subject: Re: Build IDs for finding packages

On Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:11:56 +0100, Bruce Dawson wrote:
> This is necessary when analyzing core files or breakpad crashes coming 
> from customers on a wide range of distributions.

This is all done by the ABRT project and its Retrace Server, it is automatically installed for any crashes in Fedoras (see /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern):


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