[Reportbug-maint] Bug#672162: reportbug crashes with 'Floating point exception'

Matthias Guentert matthias.guentert at gmail.com
Tue May 8 22:02:13 UTC 2012

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.6

When trying to report a bug via reportbug under gnome it crashes when
entering the following package name 'nvidia-glx' with the output
below. I am runing Debian stable (squeeze) on amd64. Please let me
know if you need more information to fix this.

$ reportbug
/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/reportbug/ui/gtk2_ui.py:476: GtkWarning:
gtk_widget_event: assertion `WIDGET_REALIZED_FOR_EVENT (widget,
event)' failed
  gtk.main ()
PangoWarning: shaping failure, expect ugly output.
shape-engine='BasicEngineFc', font='DejaVu Sans 9.9990234375', text=''
  gtk.main ()
PangoWarning: pango_layout_set_width: assertion `layout != NULL'
  gtk.main ()
PangoWarning: pango_layout_get_extents: assertion `layout != NULL'
  gtk.main ()
PangoWarning: pango_layout_get_line_count: assertion `layout != NULL'
  gtk.main ()
Floating point exception

Here is the output of uname -va:

$ uname -va
Linux celsius 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Mar 22 17:26:33 UTC 2012
x86_64 GNU/Linux

This is what 'reportbug -q --template ...' thinks:

$ reportbug -q --template -T none -s none -S normal -b --list-cc none
-q reportbug
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using '"Matthias Güntert" <matthias.guentert at gmail.com>' as your from address.
Getting status for reportbug...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Maintainer for reportbug is 'Reportbug Maintainers
<reportbug-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org>'.
Looking up dependencies of reportbug...
Getting changed configuration files...

Gathering additional data, this may take a while...
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
From: =?utf-8?q?Matthias_G=C3=BCntert?= <matthias.guentert at gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>
Subject: none
X-Debbugs-Cc: matthias.guentert at gmail.com, none

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.6
Severity: normal

-- Package-specific info:
** /home/sp4rc/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "4.12.6"
mode expert
ui gtk2
realname "Matthias Güntert"
email "matthias.guentert at gmail.com"
header "X-Debbugs-CC: matthias.guentert at gmail.com"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt           Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                 2.6.6-3+squeeze6  interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-reportbug       4.12.6            Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils        <none>              (no description available)
pn  debsums              <none>              (no description available)
pn  dlocate              <none>              (no description available)
pn  emacs22-bin-common | <none>              (no description available)
ii  exim4                4.72-6+squeeze2     metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4)
ii  exim4-daemon-light [ 4.72-6+squeeze2     lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                 5.04-5+squeeze1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-4            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2          2.17.0-4            Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-gtkspell      2.25.3-7            Python bindings for the GtkSpell l
pn  python-urwid         <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-vte           1:0.24.3-3          Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100307-2 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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the bug tracking number via email; you may then send any
extra information to n at bugs.debian.org (e.g. 999999 at bugs.debian.org),
where n is the bug number. Normally you will receive an
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hour; if you haven't received a confirmation, then the bug
reporting process failed at some point (reportbug or MTA failure, BTS
maintenance, etc.).

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