Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140567
gftp crashes when file download attempt is made
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
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Description of problem:
I attempted a file transfer from a remote ftp to my system. I
selected the folder I wanted the file to go in the left pane of the
program, and selected the file I wanted to transfer on the right. I
clicked the right arrow signifying the transfer and the program crashed.
I tried this again but instead dragged the fil from the right pane to
the left, with the same results.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to a FTP
2. Click a file on the right pane to download
3. Click the bottom arrow pointing left or drag the file to left pane
Actual Results: Gftp crashed.
Expected Results: For the file to transfer to the specified folder.
Perhaps this is the same as bug 124650 for fc2 ?
I see the same behaviour (fc3, gftp 2.0.17) and have the following in
the kernel log:
kernel: gftp-gtk: segfault at 00000000000000ff rip
0000000000439203 rsp 00000000409fd160 error 6
Same happens here, I have Fedora Core 3 amd64 release and the version
of gftp is:
I got following output to shell when gftp crashed (having launched
gftp from shell):
(gftp-gtk:4581): Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtktextbuffer.c: line 557
(gtk_text_buffer_emit_insert): assertion `g_utf8_valida te (text, len,
It was repeated four times. Also same segfault reported to kernel logs.
*** Bug 124650 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I get similar result but messages log is different. My shell als
reports "segfault" and my messages log is aa follows:
Jan 24 13:38:17 arjuna kernel: gftp-gtk: segfault at
00000000000000ff rip 0000000000439203 rsp 00000000409fe160 error 6
I am running kernel-2.6.10-1.741-x86_64 but get the same failure with
a previous kernel-2.6.9-1.667 left over from a previous install. The
transition to FC3-final was via Upgrade.
Created attachment 110209 [details]
screenshot of ddd at point of crash
Includes information from dump of gFTP-gtk at crash
I am not a programmer but I did get this info with DDD
Created attachment 110241 [details]
The last 1000 lines from strace.
The strace is available, but is ~850K. If it's needed let me know.
It seems to be a duplicate of http://bugs.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=160813
This problem is solved with the latest test version of gftp
http://www.gftp.org/gftp-test.tar.bz2 (from 27. 01. 2005) for me, but
errata package from fedora will be appreciated :-).
Vaclav's fix did indeed fix my problem. I downloaded and compiled the
update and my system now downloads fine. I do agree a updated package
from Fedora would be of much assistance to any who don't feel able to
compile a package and install it The gftp-test.tar.bz2 reports itself
to be 2.0.18-rc1 but I do not know if if is a patched version?
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
Fixed in FC4 and forwards by gftp-2.0.18
Since FC3 is maintained only for security updates, this can be closed. Sorry a
backported update was never released for FC3.