Just-in-time debugging / CrashReporterPrefs

  • Hi all-

    I have suddenly gotten into a state where my preferences for
    post-mortem debugging are no longer working.

    I was debugging a crash in an application that at one point caused the
    machine to become unresponsive. I powered the machine off, and when
    the machine came back up, my CrashReporterPrefs preference for
    'developer' were no longer honored.

    I tried removing the ~/Library.../com.apple.CrashReporterPrefs.plist
    file (which already contained the 'developer' value), then rebooting
    and resetting the preference to developer. I also made sure that
    crashreporterd was still being started at boot, which it is. When an
    application crashes, I still get crashlogs being put in /Library and
    ~/Library, but I need to be able to get gdb involved at the point of
    the crash. The application I'm debugging behaves differently when
    started with the debugger before the  crash versus having
    crashreporter start the debugger at the moment of the crash.

    Booting into another OSX partition, installing the dev tools, and
    setting the preference to 'developer' allows me to debug a crash on
    that OSX install; but obviously I need to be able to recover this
    ability in the partition I use day-to-day.

    Can anyone shed light on this? Has anyone seen this happen? I
    considered removing and reinstalling /Developer, but I figured since
    crashdump and crashreporterd are in /usr/libexec, that this would
    likely be a waste of time.

    Thanks for any assistance or thoughts, even if you aren't 100% sure.
    Anything to get me thinking would help.
    -t.
  • THANKS TO YOU AND THE OTHER 100 PEOPLE WHO MESSAGED ME TO SAY THIS
    SAME THING. CONSIDER THE TOPIC GONE FROM YOUR PRECIOUS COCOA LIST.

    On 10/2/07, Sean McBride <sean...> wrote:
    > On 10/2/07 10:27 AM, Gammah Radiation said:
    >
    >> Thanks for any assistance or thoughts, even if you aren't 100% sure.
    >> Anything to get me thinking would help.
    >
    > How is this related to Cocoa?  The Xcode list would be better.
    >
    > --
    > ____________________________________________________________
    > Sean McBride, B. Eng                <sean...>
    > Rogue Research                        www.rogue-research.com
    > Mac Software Developer              Montréal, Québec, Canada
    >
    >
    >
  • Gammah,

    And did you notice that those 100 people wrote you off-list, to not
    clutter up the list further?  And you have now brought an off-list
    message on-list.  And you are yelling.  I don't think you are making
    friends this way. :(

    People point these offtopic message out, at least in part, to help
    _you_.  You are more likely to get an answer about problems with the dev
    tools on the dev tools list.  It's that simple.

    This is my last post in this thread.

    On 10/2/07 11:37 AM, Gammah Radiation said:

    > THANKS TO YOU AND THE OTHER 100 PEOPLE WHO MESSAGED ME TO SAY THIS
    > SAME THING. CONSIDER THE TOPIC GONE FROM YOUR PRECIOUS COCOA LIST.
    >
    > On 10/2/07, Sean McBride <sean...>  wrote:
    >> On 10/2/07 10:27 AM, Gammah Radiation said:
    >>
    >>> Thanks for any assistance or thoughts, even if you aren't 100% sure.
    >>> Anything to get me thinking would help.
    >>
    >> How is this related to Cocoa?  The Xcode list would be better.
    >>
    >> --
    >> ____________________________________________________________
    >> Sean McBride, B. Eng                <sean...>
    >> Rogue Research                        www.rogue-research.com
    >> Mac Software Developer              Montréal, Québec, Canada
    >>
    >>
    >>
  • > People point these offtopic message out, at least in part, to help
    > _you_.  You are more likely to get an answer about problems with the dev
    > tools on the dev tools list.  It's that simple.
    >
    > This is my last post in this thread.
    >
    >
    > On 10/2/07 11:37 AM, Gammah Radiation said:
    >
    >> THANKS TO YOU AND THE OTHER 100 PEOPLE WHO MESSAGED ME TO SAY THIS
    >> SAME THING. CONSIDER THE TOPIC GONE FROM YOUR PRECIOUS COCOA LIST.

    And bear in mind that some of us read both lists, and really nobody will go
    out of their way to help someone who has acted like a complete jackass.

    --
    Scott Ribe
    <scott_ribe...>
    http://www.killerbytes.com/
    (303) 722-0567 voice
  • Awwww. I meant that to be off-list. Oh well, I'm certainly done with this
    thread now!

    --
    Scott Ribe
    <scott_ribe...>
    http://www.killerbytes.com/
    (303) 722-0567 voice
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