[Libreoffice-qa] [ANN] LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC1 test builds available

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 19 15:44:23 PST 2013

Hi Stuart, *,

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM, V Stuart Foote <VStuart.Foote at utsa.edu> wrote:
> Christian Lohmaier-3 wrote
>> Also new: Starting with 4.2.0rc1, developers (and people doing some
>> "low-level" QA) on windows can make use of the symbol server to get
>> pdb files for debugging the release builds. The symbol server's URL is
>> http://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/symstore/symbols
>> [...]
> Just attempted to access the symbols store but getting an http error 403
> Forbidden (both http & https), permissions issue on the Web server?

Symbol server is not meant to be browsed using a webbrowser, the
window debuggin tools know where to look based on the timestamp and
size of the files.

So no problem with permissions on the server, it is a decision not to
create index pages for use in a webbrowser.

But you can check with the symchk utility for example (see
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff558844(v=vs.85).aspx for
full set of available options to the tool)

"C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)/symchk.exe"
path-to4.2.0rc1\program\canvasfactorylo.dll /s
http://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/symstore/symbols /v

you'll see that it will download the (compressed) pdb that corresponds
to the canvasfactorylo.dll and will store it to your local cache

For actual debugging, configure your debugging tool as described in
the wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/How_to_get_a_backtrace_with_WinDbg
or in Microsoft's Documentation:

Basically flag the location (=the URL) with the "srv*" tag as a symbol server.


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