[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#728052: Bug#728052: xfce4-session segfaults when running xpad from terminal

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Oct 27 22:07:12 UTC 2013

Control: severity -1 important

On Sun, 2013-10-27 at 16:46 -0500, Andrew Varner wrote:
> Package: xfce4-session
> Version: 4.8.3-3
> Severity: critical
> Justification: causes serious data loss
> Dear Maintainer,
> When I run 'xpad &' from my terminal emulator, xfce4-session segfaults and logs
> out the entire desktop. This bug is reproducible - it happens every time. My
> setup is a little strange, in that I am using gnome-terminal. Regardless,
> xfce4-session should never segfault.
> dmesg log:
> [1900718.125090] xfce4-session[6273]: segfault at ffffffff00000000 ip 00007f0abb276507 sp 00007fff0ee3efe0 error 5 in libglib-2.0.so.0.3600.4[7f0abb213000+fc000]
> [1900904.437287] xfce4-session[12091]: segfault at ffffffff00000000 ip 00007f23edfc5507 sp 00007fff20636160 error 5 in libglib-2.0.so.0.3600.4[7f23edf62000+fc000]
> I've marked this as "causes serious data loss", because when the session program
> ends, the X server closes, and all remaining X clients close without saving
> data.

Yeah, well, that's usually not what we mean
> I'm open to helping debug this, if anyone knows how to run xfce4-session in
> gdb while using a display manager.

Best shot is to use ssh from a remote box.
> program versions:
> xpad 4.1-1
> gnome-terminal
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