Bug 185222 - gaim 1.5.0-15.fc5.1 crashes on FC5 when unblocking a buddy
Summary: gaim 1.5.0-15.fc5.1 crashes on FC5 when unblocking a buddy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gaim   
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Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact:
: 182622 186598 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-12 04:17 UTC by Stewart Adam
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-06-28 14:31:29 UTC
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Description Stewart Adam 2006-03-12 04:17:17 UTC
Description of problem:
When using gaim, (MSN protocol) after I login and try to unblock a buddy, gaim
will crash with a huge trace (posted later on)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to a MSN account
2. [menu] Tools > Privacy
3. Remove a buddy from the block list or hit "clear"
4. It crashes, upon re-login the buddy is still blocked
Actual results:
Gaim crashes with:
[user@host ~]$ gaim
-- I click & unblock the user, then: --
*** glibc detected *** gaim: free(): invalid pointer: 0x09c609a0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========
00111000-00138000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 696336     /usr/lib/libaudiofile.so.0.0.2
00138000-0013c000 rwxp 00026000 03:43 696336     /usr/lib/libaudiofile.so.0.0.2
0013c000-00235000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 687310     /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.2.0
00235000-00239000 rwxp 000f9000 03:43 687310     /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.2.0
00239000-002c0000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 696109     /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.800.14
002c0000-002c3000 rwxp 00087000 03:43 696109     /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.800.14
002c3000-002dd000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 696111    
/usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0.1112.0002dd000-002df000 rwxp 00019000 03:43 696111    
/usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0.1112.0002df000-00302000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 172862    
00302000-00303000 r-xp 00022000 03:43 172862     /lib/libm-2.4.so
00303000-00304000 rwxp 00023000 03:43 172862     /lib/libm-2.4.so
00304000-0030c000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 696096    
0030c000-0030d000 rwxp 00007000 03:43 696096    
0030d000-00310000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 685648     /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0.1000.1
00310000-00311000 rwxp 00002000 03:43 685648     /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0.1000.1
00311000-00313000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 172864     /lib/libdl-2.4.so
00313000-00314000 r-xp 00001000 03:43 172864     /lib/libdl-2.4.so
00314000-00315000 rwxp 00002000 03:43 172864     /lib/libdl-2.4.so
00315000-00317000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 687065     /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
00317000-00318000 rwxp 00001000 03:43 687065     /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
00318000-0031a000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 696099     /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
0031a000-0031b000 rwxp 00001000 03:43 696099     /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
0031b000-00323000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 695424     /usr/lib/libSM.so.6.0.0
00323000-00324000 rwxp 00008000 03:43 695424     /usr/lib/libSM.so.6.0.0
00324000-0032d000 r-xp 00000000 03:43 696116    
0032d000-0032e000 rwxp 00008000 03:43 696116    
0032e000-00333000 r-xp Aborted

Expected results:
The buddy to be unblocked, and the gaim shouldn't crash

Additional info:
It seems https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=182622 is somewhat
similar. This didn't happen in previous versions AKAIK, so it seems it's just a
coding bug from this release.


Comment 1 William Shotts 2006-03-18 18:10:02 UTC
I see this problem with the AIM protocal as well.

Comment 2 Stewart Adam 2006-03-31 01:48:31 UTC
Changed versions, as it's still happening in FC5 final. Any news on an update?

Comment 3 Izaac Zavaleta 2006-03-31 05:49:27 UTC
And with blocking is happening the same issue, with MSN protocol, and identical

Comment 4 Izaac Zavaleta 2006-03-31 05:52:02 UTC
Forgot to comment, with blocking the crash is still present when trying to
execute gaim again. A temporal fix is removing ~/.gaim, but the contact remains

Comment 5 Stu Tomlinson 2006-04-04 01:20:32 UTC
Could someone try with this CVS patch:


I think this will apply to "oldstatus" (<2.0.0) gaim

Comment 6 Warren Togami 2006-04-04 01:50:59 UTC
*** Bug 186598 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Paul F. Johnson 2006-04-04 22:35:53 UTC
Comment on #5 - I've applied the patch to the current tar.bz2 from the gaim
sight and all it does is attempt to generate a coredump after trying to load the
buddies list

Comment 8 Stu Tomlinson 2006-04-05 00:15:18 UTC
That's not the result I was hoping for :(

Can you get a backtrace from the patched build? see http://gaim.sf.net/gdb.php

I see your bug was closed as a duplicate of this one, but I'm not 100% sure it
is - do other people see the same problem with the patch?

Comment 9 Paul F. Johnson 2006-04-05 00:19:17 UTC
Nope. gdb is failing to start on this box (continually segfaults - probably
something I've done rather than gdb itself). I'll try at work in the morning or
on my laptop in the morning.

I have a feeling the bugs are related which is why Warren marked it as a dup - I
can certainly see the similarities and the throwback from both indicates libmsn
is partially to blame (though I have a feeling it is something less pleasant)

Comment 10 Stu Tomlinson 2006-04-05 00:20:53 UTC
Warren, we just had someone on #gaim report something that looks similar to this
with FC5's Gaim - is there any chance you could build a test FC5 RPM with that
patch included for us to point users to?

Comment 11 Gantry York 2006-04-09 03:23:22 UTC
I tested the packaged suppled to me by warren 

I do not experience any more crashes when blocking, unblocking, sending or
receiving messages to/from MSN protocol.  I was not able to test this with AIM

Verdict:  Looks good to me.

Comment 12 Izaac Zavaleta 2006-04-09 23:08:50 UTC
That's right Gantry, looks like it is working fine now at least with the MSN


Comment 13 Paul F. Johnson 2006-04-14 23:11:42 UTC
Seems happy with Yahoo as well

Comment 17 Paul F. Johnson 2006-05-05 22:05:33 UTC
I think this can be closed now - not getting any problems at all with gaim :-)

Comment 18 Warren Togami 2006-06-28 18:08:46 UTC
*** Bug 182622 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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