Bug 199835 - Copy and paste can casue Nautilus to crash
Copy and paste can casue Nautilus to crash
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 200033
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: freetype (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Brock Organ
: 199397 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-07-22 23:03 EDT by Ian Laurie
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-27 13:46:32 EDT
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Description Ian Laurie 2006-07-22 23:03:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Copy and paste can casue Nautilus to crash.  It happens on multiple boxes with

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

How reproducible:
I was under the impression it was now and then, but today I can reproduce the
problem at will, and it is consistent.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as root (run level 5)
2. Right click on a file and select copy.
3. Move to another location and right click and select paste.
4. Nautilus crashes if the file already exists. 
Actual results:
Nautilus crashes; sometimes you get asked if you want to restart the
application, at other times you don't, but the nautilus automatically does restart.

Expected results:
Should ask if you want to overwrite the file... and then do it.

Additional info:
I am 99.99% certain the latest wave of updates causes this problem.  I had this
problem on one RHEL4 box but did NOT have it on another.... until I ran up2date. 

I believe the latest wave of updates were to freetype, gimp and libwmf.

I'd class this issue as quite serious as it represents a major loss of
functionality, and results in an important Gnome component crashing.
Comment 1 Ian Laurie 2006-07-22 23:51:12 EDT
On the second box, I backed out of the latest wave of updates by using 
rpm -U --force <package> and using the binary packages from the original
iso set of CDs.  One package at a time, and restarting Gnome each time.

The guilty update seems to be freetype* (4 rpms in total).

I then backdated just the 4 freetype packages on the first box and
it fixed the problem there also.

Obviously that doesn't mean the bug is in freetype.... I am fairly certain
I've seen this problem before on RHEL4, but it happened infrequently.  The
latest freetype just makes it happen every time.
Comment 2 Ian Laurie 2006-07-23 00:14:47 EDT
There is a backtrace of the crash on GNOME's site:


Hope this helps.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2006-07-24 17:43:24 EDT
Reassigning appropriately.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-07-27 13:46:32 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200033 ***
Comment 5 Behdad Esfahbod 2006-07-27 16:52:16 EDT
*** Bug 199397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Behdad Esfahbod 2006-07-27 17:07:20 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200033 ***

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