[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#704991: chromium: Segmentation fault on startup

matthew chromium-segv-7m598hx349 at mailinator.com
Mon Apr 8 14:26:38 UTC 2013

Package: chromium
Version: 26.0.1410.43-1
Severity: important

Hi Chromium maintainer,
After my latest apt-get update && apt-get install (which upgraded too many
packages to be sure what changes caused what effects), Chromium segvs on
Moving ~/.config/chromium out of the way results in no visible change.
Running with --debug or with --debug --single-process also results in a segv
(but this time in the debugger, of course).
This machine does not have enough disk space to install the debug symbols
(1701MB!!), so I'll supply backtraces but I know they're not very useful -
sorry about this.
In case it's relevant, I'm using XFCE.
If I manage to reproduce this behaviour on another machine with more disk, I'll
post better backtraces. However this is my only ia32 machine so I don't like my


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.5.4 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii  chromium-inspector  26.0.1410.43-1
ii  gconf-service       3.2.5-1+build1
ii  libasound2          1.0.25-4
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libbz2-1.0          1.0.6-4
ii  libc6               2.13-38
ii  libcairo2           1.12.2-3
ii  libcups2            1.5.3-5
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.6.8-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5      2.0.19-stable-3
ii  libexpat1           2.1.0-1
ii  libflac8            1.2.1-6
ii  libfontconfig1      2.9.0-7.1
ii  libfreetype6        2.4.9-1.1
ii  libgcc1             1:4.7.2-5
ii  libgconf-2-4        3.2.5-1+build1
ii  libgcrypt11         1.5.0-5
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libgnome-keyring0   3.4.1-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libjpeg8            8d-1
ii  libnspr4            2:4.9.6-1
ii  libnss3             2:3.14.3-1
ii  libnss3-1d          2:3.14.3-1
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libpulse0           2.0-6
ii  libspeechd2         0.7.1-6.2
ii  libspeex1           1.2~rc1-7
ii  libstdc++6          4.7.2-5
ii  libudev0            175-7.1
ii  libx11-6            2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxcomposite1      1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1         1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6            2:1.3.1-2
ii  libxfixes3          1:5.0-4
ii  libxml2             2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu1
ii  libxrandr2          2:1.3.2-2
ii  libxrender1         1:0.9.7-1
ii  libxslt1.1          1.1.26-14.1
ii  libxss1             1:1.2.2-1
ii  xdg-utils           1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7

chromium recommends no packages.

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn  chromium-l10n  <none>

-- no debconf information

Console output is as follows (I suspect that these dbus-related messages are

$ chromium
[5951:5968:0409/002320:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(624)] Failed to get name owner.
Got org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name
'org.chromium.Mtpd': no such name
[5951:5968:0409/002320:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(624)] Failed to get name owner.
Got org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name
'org.chromium.Mtpd': no such name

GDB session is as follows:

$ chromium --debug
# Env:
#     LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/chromium:/usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1
#            GTK_PATH=
#      CHROMIUM_FLAGS=--password-store=detect
/usr/bin/gdb /usr/lib/chromium/chromium -x /tmp/chromiumargs.vZItC3
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Reading symbols from /usr/lib/chromium/chromium...(no debugging symbols
(gdb) start
Function "main" not defined.
Make breakpoint pending on future shared library load? (y or [n]) n

Starting program: /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --password-store=detect
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/i386-linux-
[New Thread 0xb606fb70 (LWP 6017)]
[New Thread 0xb586eb70 (LWP 6018)]
[New Thread 0xb506db70 (LWP 6019)]
[New Thread 0xb504cb70 (LWP 6020)]
[New Thread 0xb502bb70 (LWP 6021)]
[New Thread 0xb482ab70 (LWP 6022)]
[New Thread 0xb3d07b70 (LWP 6023)]
[New Thread 0xb3506b70 (LWP 6024)]
[New Thread 0xb2d05b70 (LWP 6025)]
[New Thread 0xb2504b70 (LWP 6026)]
[New Thread 0xb1d03b70 (LWP 6027)]
[New Thread 0xb1502b70 (LWP 6028)]
[New Thread 0xb0d01b70 (LWP 6029)]
[New Thread 0xb030bb70 (LWP 6030)]
[New Thread 0xafafdb70 (LWP 6031)]
[New Thread 0xaf2fcb70 (LWP 6032)]
[6008:6025:0409/002457:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(624)] Failed to get name owner.
Got org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name
'org.chromium.Mtpd': no such name
[6008:6025:0409/002457:ERROR:object_proxy.cc(624)] Failed to get name owner.
Got org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name
'org.chromium.Mtpd': no such name

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x994b975c in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x994b975c in ?? ()
#1  0x802d86a2 in ?? ()
#2  0x802d2661 in ?? ()
#3  0x80520608 in ?? ()
#4  0x80520d59 in ?? ()
#5  0x805210e4 in ?? ()
#6  0x802d966b in ?? ()
#7  0x802dfa5b in ?? ()
#8  0x80621dc1 in ?? ()
#9  0x80623f03 in ?? ()
#10 0x82b1aab7 in ?? ()
#11 0x82b1b5b8 in ?? ()
#12 0x82b18a5d in ?? ()
#13 0x808ad5d9 in ?? ()
#14 0x808ad741 in ?? ()
#15 0x808ac2e0 in ?? ()
#16 0x8027c9fe in ?? ()
#17 0x8027c9a8 in ?? ()
#18 0xb69efe46 in __libc_start_main ()
   from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#19 0x8027c851 in ?? ()
(gdb) quit
A debugging session is active.

        Inferior 1 [process 6008] will be killed.

Quit anyway? (y or n) y

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