python gdb plugin traceback: No type named sal_uInt16.

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Wed Feb 29 04:02:15 PST 2012

On 29/02/12 12:48, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi Riccardo,
> On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 09:23 +0100, Riccardo Magliocchetti wrote:
>> i have this traceback every time i open a core. It does not harm but it 
>> is a bit annoying. Does anyone have a clue on how to fix that?
> 	I guess the code is in solenv/gdb/libreoffice/
>> #1  0x00007f1648443b0b in __GI_abort () at abort.c:92
>>          save_stage = 2
>>          act = Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "/home/rm/src/libo/solenv/gdb/libreoffice/util/", 
>> line 123, in __call__
>>      printer = self.func_lookup[val.type]
>>    File "/home/rm/src/libo/solenv/gdb/libreoffice/util/", 
>> line 95, in __getitem__
>>      if test(type):
>>    File "/home/rm/src/libo/solenv/gdb/libreoffice/", line 89, in query
>>      ushort = gdb.lookup_type('sal_uInt16')
>> RuntimeError: No type named sal_uInt16.
> 	I imagine that nothing was built with any debugging information, and as
> such we don't know about the sal_uInt16 type. Perhaps catching and
> handling the relevant RuntimeError (?) exception in the gdb python
> helpers might help ?

the gdb in Fedora 16 has these turned off by default, with an option to
turn them on (which is very useful when debugging the pretty printers):
	set python print-stack

perhaps you have that turned on somehow, or you have an older gdb that
has it hard-wired enabled.

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