Debugging ABRT

Check steps described in What to do when ABRT is not able to catch the crash of my application?. If this won’t solve your problem proceed with steps described on this page.

ABRT log messages

Look for failures in system log:

journalctl | grep abrt

or if your system doesn’t support journal:

grep abrt /vart/log/messages
Possible reasons for abrt not handling crashes might include:


If abrtd malfunctions try stopping it and running it in foreground with verbose mode enabled:

systemctl stop abrtd
abrtd -vvv -d

If it hangs use gdb to attach to it and produce a backtrace:

gdb /usr/sbin/abrtd $( pidof abrtd ) -batch -ex 'bt full'