[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#689056: Shell output freeze during significant text output

Omega Weapon omegaphil at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 19:36:31 UTC 2012

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.4.8-1+b1
Severity: normal

When a terminal instance is used with no tabs (just the one shell) and 
significant output is posted to the terminal, printing of the output 
freezes - the command then no longer responds to Cntrl+C.

I discovered this whilst working on sfv checking functionality in 
animecheck (https://github.com/OmegaPhil/animecheck/issues/7) - when 
verifying the hashes of 189 files, terminal would randomly stop printing 

I then added tracing to the python instance to see whether python was 
stalling in my code, for example:


python -m trace --trace animecheck.py --checksum-read-mode '<sfv file path>'


And amazingly the output would stop part-way through the trace output of 
the current line of python code that was supposed to be running :) 
Example screenshot attached. The precise failure point changes each time 
- I imagine this would be triggered with other significant text output.

I then tested in the second tab of a terminal instance - no failure. 
ROXTerm succeeded in printing the output in all circumstances (looks 
like I'll be moving to this terminal now).

--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel:       Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64

Debian Release: wheezy/sid
   500 testing         security.debian.org
   500 testing         ftp.uk.debian.org
   500 stable          www.getgnash.org
   500 quodlibet-unstable www.student.tugraz.at

--- Package information. ---
Depends                    (Version) | Installed
libatk1.0-0              (>= 1.12.4) | 2.4.0-2
libc6                       (>= 2.4) |
libdbus-1-3               (>= 1.0.2) |
libdbus-glib-1-2           (>= 0.78) |
libexo-1-0                (>= 0.5.0) |
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0       (>= 2.22.0) |
libglib2.0-0             (>= 2.24.0) |
libgtk2.0-0              (>= 2.24.0) |
libpango1.0-0            (>= 1.14.0) |
libvte9                (>= 1:0.28.0) |
libx11-6                             |
libxfce4util4          (>= |
exo-utils                            |

Recommends      (Version) | Installed
dbus-x11                  | 1.6.0-1

Package's Suggests field is empty.
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