Bug 1318615 - gnome-initial-setup crashes after choosing a language
Summary: gnome-initial-setup crashes after choosing a language
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1350873
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-initial-setup
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rui Matos
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: RejectedBlocker AcceptedFreezeException
Depends On:
Blocks: F24AlphaFreezeException
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-03-17 11:12 UTC by Petr Schindler
Modified: 2016-06-28 15:32 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-06-28 15:32:53 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
output of journalctl -f during the crash (8.49 KB, text/plain)
2016-03-17 11:13 UTC, Petr Schindler
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1350873 0 unspecified CLOSED [abrt] gnome-initial-setup: g_time_zone_ref(): gnome-initial-setup killed by SIGSEGV 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 1350873

Description Petr Schindler 2016-03-17 11:12:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Probably due to the changes in locales in Fedora the g-i-s crashes when I choose language. The language I chose is selected after restart.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install system from livecd (I installed it in Czech language) and don't create an user in anaconda
2. Boot the installed system to gnome-initial-setup
3. Choose some language

Actual results:
g-i-s crashes

Expected results:
language changed and g-i-s still works

Additional info:
I propose this as an alpha blocker as it violates the criterion: "A system installed with a release-blocking desktop must boot to a log in screen where it is possible to log in to a working desktop using a user account created during installation or a 'first boot' utility."

The g-i-s works when user doesn't change language. User can even change the keyboard without crashig g-i-s.

Comment 1 Petr Schindler 2016-03-17 11:13:15 UTC
Created attachment 1137347 [details]
output of journalctl -f during the crash

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2016-03-18 00:57:40 UTC
Discussed at 2016-03-17 Go/No-Go meeting, acting as a blocker review meeting: https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2016-03-17/f24-alpha-go_no_go-meeting.2016-03-17-17.00.html . Rejected as an Alpha blocker; we agreed this is a conditional violation of the criteria but too narrow to qualify as an Alpha blocker, it requires you to both not create a user in anaconda *and* change the language in g-i-s, we thought for an Alpha, that's too narrow.

By an oversight we didn't consider it for FE status, but I'm nominating it for that now. It could also be re-proposed as a blocker for a later milestone if a fix doesn't show up soon.

Comment 3 Michael Catanzaro 2016-03-18 02:06:39 UTC
Could someone post a backtrace please?

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2016-03-18 05:16:27 UTC
Hum, I tried to reproduce this as described, but could not...sorry. Maybe Petr can.

Comment 5 Mike FABIAN 2016-03-18 15:04:06 UTC
(In reply to Adam Williamson from comment #4)
> Hum, I tried to reproduce this as described, but could not...sorry. Maybe
> Petr can.

I could not reproduce it either.

I used Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-24_Alpha-5.iso, installed
in Japanese, did *not* create a user in Anaconda (I entered the root
password in Anaconda), and then selected German in gnome-initial-setup.

No crash.

Comment 6 Mike FABIAN 2016-03-18 15:09:18 UTC
It is strange that 

glibc-langpack-en-2.23.1-5.fc24.x86_64 *and* glibc-all-langpacks-2.23.1-5.fc24.x86_64

are installed. If glibc-all-langpacks is installed, then glibc-langpack-en
is redundant. And why glibc-langpack-en, why not glibc-langpack-ja if
the installation was done in Japanese?

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2016-03-18 15:22:24 UTC
Probably because we added something somewhere to make sure glibc-langpack-en is pulled in for anaconda, I'm guessing.

Comment 8 Michael Catanzaro 2016-03-18 18:37:32 UTC
Using NEEDINFO to request a backtrace (you might need to use 'sudo abrt-cli' to get it)

Comment 9 Kamil Páral 2016-03-21 16:53:19 UTC
Discussed at today's blocker review meeting [1]. Voted as AcceptedFreezeException (Alpha) - though this one seems a bit vague at present, there's certainly a potential serious issue here, so we accept it as FE and if a clearly reproducible case is found and fixed, we will look at taking the fix

[1] https://meetbot-raw.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2016-03-21

Comment 10 Petr Schindler 2016-06-28 14:48:57 UTC
I reproduced this with final release. I clicked on few languages in g-i-s and it crashed. I tried to reproduce after restart and it happened again (spanish -> german -> english -> crash)

I reported this with abrt-cli - bug 1350873

Comment 11 Michael Catanzaro 2016-06-28 15:32:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1350873 ***

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