[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#531610: Last update triggered xfmedia segfaulting

Dave Witbrodt dawitbro at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 28 03:00:30 UTC 2009

Package: xfmedia
Version: 0.9.2-7
Severity: normal

I'm not sure if this is the same problem as the OP, but the symptoms
are pretty much identical.  I had no problems with 'xfmedia' at all
-- using it very frequently -- until I installed the most recent
updates a few minutes ago.

Clicking on my launcher causes 'xfmedia' to open its window, but close
immediately.  No error messages appear in ~/.xsession-errors.  Opening
an X terminal and running 'xfmedia' causes the same behavior, but

    Segmentation fault

as its only output.

The following type of messages appear in 'dmesg' output, however:

[   35.338203] xfmedia[4493]: segfault at 30 ip 00007f9e12f2530a sp 00007fff99a10740 error 4 in libpthread-2.9.so[7f9e12f1d000+16000]

[   84.970243] xfmedia[4558]: segfault at 30 ip 00007f1fe25e430a sp 00007fffb06e1c00 error 4 in libpthread-2.9.so[7f1fe25dc000+16000]

[  357.800281] xfmedia[4666]: segfault at 30 ip 00007f54fc68b30a sp 00007fffe8f5b6b0 error 4 in libpthread-2.9.so[7f54fc683000+16000]

It's very strange that a working version would be OK, then suddenly
start segfaulting!  I had just updated Sid before noticing that
'xfmedia' would not run any more:

    $ tail -n 18 /var/log/aptitude
    [INSTALL, DEPENDENCIES] libfile-copy-recursive-perl
    [UPGRADE] binutils ->
    [UPGRADE] binutils-doc ->
    [UPGRADE] gnome-themes 2.26.2-1 -> 2.28.0-1
    [UPGRADE] gnuplot-nox 4.2.5-3 -> 4.2.6-1
    [UPGRADE] gnuplot-x11 4.2.5-3 -> 4.2.6-1
    [UPGRADE] libtheora0 1.1~beta3-1 -> 1.1.0-1
    [UPGRADE] libudev0 0.141-2 -> 146-3
    [UPGRADE] libvte-common 1:0.22.1-1 -> 1:0.22.1-2
    [UPGRADE] libvte9 1:0.22.1-1 -> 1:0.22.1-2
    [UPGRADE] python-reportlab 2.2-2 -> 2.3-1
    [UPGRADE] python-vte 1:0.22.1-1 -> 1:0.22.1-2
    [UPGRADE] udev 0.141-2 -> 146-3
    [UPGRADE] update-inetd 4.34 -> 4.35

    Log complete.

I don't see anything there that 'xfmedia' directly depends on, so
maybe the segfaults have nothing to do with this set of updates.  I
thought I should mention it, though, in case someone sees something
significant in that list of updated packages.  The only packages in
that list that conceivably could affect 'xfmedia' are the two udev
packages, but no other sound-using software as been affected on my
system.  (And the segfault error message in 'dmesg' seems to indicate
a problem with pthreads, not ALSA.)

Totally baffling.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (350, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-0git.090921.desktop.uvesafb+alsa010021 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfmedia depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.28.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.9-26            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.8-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.16-2          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.82-1            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0           0.3.102-1         Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-4           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-5           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.22.0-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.18.0-1          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                2:1.0.5-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.26.0-1          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notificatio 0.10-1            library for program launch feedbac
ii  libtagc0               1.6-3             TagLib Audio Meta-Data Library (C 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.2-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4util4          4.6.1-1           Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4          4.6.1-1+b1        Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxine1          the xine video/media player librar
ii  libxine1-x        X desktop video output plugins for
ii  libxss1                1:1.1.3-1         X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  libxtst6               2:1.0.3-1         X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

xfmedia recommends no packages.

Versions of packages xfmedia suggests:
ii  dbus                          1.2.16-2   simple interprocess messaging syst

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