[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#867211: thunar: freeze when content of a folder changes rapidly

Markus Hentsch mahe at fsfe.org
Tue Jul 4 19:55:27 UTC 2017

Package: thunar
Version: 1.6.11-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

Thunar is freezing when the content of a folder that is being displayed in a Thunar window is being updated rapidly, e.g. while compiling software within that folder. If Thunar is running in daemon mode, all of its windows will freeze, otherwise only the windows that are displaying the folder in question.

Steps to reproduce:

1. use "apt-get source thunar" to download and extract Thunar's source package
2. navigate into the resulting "thunar-1.6.11" directory that contains the source
3. keep the Thunar window open and open up a terminal within that directory
4. use "debuild -us -uc" to rebuild the Thunar package

Expected outcome:

The Thunar window should show the correct content of the "thunar-1.6.11" folder and react correctly to user input.

Actual outcome:

After a few view updates (files getting created rearranged in the folder) during the "debuild" process, the Thunar window will freeze eventually. It stops updating the view and becomes totally unresponsive, not reacting to any user input. If Thunar was running in daemon mode all Thunar windows are frozen and Thunar needs to be killed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages thunar depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils  0.23-1
ii  exo-utils           0.10.7-1
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.22.0-1
ii  libc6               2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libcairo2           1.14.8-1
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.10.18-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.108-2
ii  libexo-1-0          0.10.7-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.36.5-2
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.50.3-2
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.31-2
ii  libgudev-1.0-0      230-3
ii  libice6             2:1.0.9-2
ii  libnotify4          0.7.7-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0      1.40.5-1
ii  libsm6              2:1.2.2-1+b3
ii  libthunarx-2-0      1.6.11-1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0      4.12.1-2
ii  libxfce4util7       4.12.1-3
ii  libxfconf-0-2       4.12.1-1
ii  shared-mime-info    1.8-1
ii  thunar-data         1.6.11-1

Versions of packages thunar recommends:
ii  dbus-user-session [default-dbus-session-bus]  1.10.18-1
ii  dbus-x11 [dbus-session-bus]                   1.10.18-1
ii  gvfs                                          1.30.4-1
ii  libfontconfig1                                2.11.0-6.7+b1
ii  libfreetype6                                  2.6.3-3.2
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                           1.40.5-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0                             1.40.5-1
ii  thunar-volman                                 0.8.1-2
ii  tumbler                                       0.1.31-2+b3
ii  xdg-user-dirs                                 0.15-2+b1
ii  xfce4-panel                                   4.12.1-2

Versions of packages thunar suggests:
pn  thunar-archive-plugin     <none>
ii  thunar-media-tags-plugin  0.2.1-1+b2

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