Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168023
gnome-system-log crash upon exit
Last modified: 2016-09-19 22:36:43 EDT
Description of problem:
When opening the gnome-system-log as an unprivileged user (which is by default,
since it doesn't prompt for a superuser password), no logfiles are opened.
Closing the gnome-system-log application with no log files open will then cause
gdb provides me with this info:
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1209120224 (LWP 8792)]
0x08054c99 in destroy (object=0x9a91df8, data=0x9a91df8) at logview.c:221
221 if (window->curlog->monitored)
A patch to fix this issue is attached.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-utils-2.12.0-1 (issue in CVS as well)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open System Tools->System Log as a regular user
2. Close the application
This issue could also be resolved by prompting the user for the root password
before opening the program, which will launch it with a bunch of logfiles open,
thus alleviating the problem.
Created attachment 118683 [details]
Patch to fix gnome-system-log crash when no logs are open (by short-circuiting one of the conditionals)
date: 2005/09/20 14:17:41; author: vnoel; state: Exp; lines: +1 -1
2005-09-20 Vincent Noel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* logview.c: Fix a crash when exiting without any log opened.
Fix bug #316738. Patch from Luke Macken.