I thought I had gdb figured out, but I couldn't get it to work. I started gtkpod, then I found its PID and ran "gdb gtkpod -p <the PID>". gdb gave a bunch of messages, then a gdb prompt. I went to the gtkpod window to add the directory to the Music Library, but everything was frozen until I quit gdb, which defeated the purpose.

But I also verified that I could deselect the m4a plugin and add the directory without gtkpod crashing. Of course, it didn't add the m4a files, either. Then, I reselected the m4a plugin, tried it again, and it promptly crashed again.

I wish I could provide you more and better info. Thank you.


On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Tim Cuthbertson <ratcheer@gmail.com> wrote:
I wish I could. I have never used gdb. I am trying to read a tutorial ( http://www.dirac.org/linux/gdb/01-Introduction.php#whatisgdb ), but it seems to be all about programs where you have the source code. If you could tell me how to run it for gtkpod, I will be happy to try.


On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:59 PM, phantomjinx <p.g.richardson@phantomjinx.co.uk> wrote:

Well that's not good. Do you think you could run gtkpod with gdb and get a backtrace of where the crash occurs? Otherwise have to try and debug it ....