Bug 139279 - FC3 balsa crashes when you click "Compose"
FC3 balsa crashes when you click "Compose"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: balsa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2004-11-14 15:47 EST by Don Lindsay
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: fc4
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Last Closed: 2006-06-01 12:04:16 EDT
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Description Don Lindsay 2004-11-14 15:47:47 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.3)

Description of problem:
The gnome.org bugzilla reports that the FC3 Balsa is fixed 
by a recompile.

Unfortunately, when I tried:

sudo rpmbuild --recompile balsa-2.2.4-1.FC3.1.src.rpm

it failed to build (as I noted at bugzilla.gnome.org) so 
some more-specific compiling advice, or a binary
RPM for x86_64, would be useful.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run balsa
2. Click "Compose"

Actual Results:  A popup saying the application quit.

"gdb" shows Balsa gets a segfault.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Pawel Salek 2004-11-18 01:06:17 EST
We had multiple confirmations this packaging error can trivially be
reproduced. I think an update is in place. Whether it should be 2.2.4
or something more current is open for discussion.
Comment 2 Ian Laurie 2004-11-21 02:44:05 EST
This may not be the solution you all want, but you can download a
working balsa-2.2.6-1.fc3 for fc3 from GNOME's web site.  Please note
the link for the fc3 binary on their web site is currently broken (at
the time of writing) but the actual URL that will work is:


This version works on my fc3 box.
Comment 3 Carlos Morgado 2005-04-13 18:05:58 EDT
I don't think any balsa maintainer can currently produce a x86_64 binary.
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-06-01 12:04:16 EDT
FC3 is currently Fedora Legacy.  FC4 and FC5 have balsa available from
Fedora Extras, where this bug does not appear and a x86_64 package is
available.  Closing.

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