Friday, January 25, 2013

Apport-valgrind in Ubuntu Raring

Apport-valgrind lands in Raring

On Jan 8, 2013, my apport-valgrind landed in apport 2.8 for Ubuntu Raring (2.8-0ubuntu1).

This allows you to run valgrind for an executable (to find memory leaks) while first populating a temporary directory with available debug symbols for the executable, which makes the resulting valgrind log file more complete and useful (because more symbols names are filled in, making the stack traces clearer).

Thanks to Alex Chiang for the initial work on the script and for adding support for the additional debug symbol directory to valgrind, and to Martin Pitt for his assistance in landing this in apport upstream.

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