Bug#359206: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#359206: xfce4-panel: xfce4 panel crashes due to a free() of an invalid pointer

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Mon Mar 27 09:41:29 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 11:10 +0200, Nando Santagata wrote:
> Package: xfce4-panel
> Version: 4.2.3-1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> I'm using sid.
> I verified this bug after the last upgrade of the libc6 package.
> xfce4-panel lasts about one hour before crashing with the following
> error (memory address changes from time to time):
> *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x083017a8 ***
> I tried to remove the plug-ins one by one, just to determine if the it's
> xfce4-panel itself to crash or one of the plugins, but the remove
> operation causes xfce4-panel to crash.

This is a known bug (see #358358 and #358249) 
Could you try running xfce4-panel that way:

G_SLICE=always-malloc xfce4-panel

Are you using the xfce4-weather-plugin ? Is so, could you remove it, then rerun the panel without the GSLICE option and tell us if it works ?

Yves-Alexis Perez

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