Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 199835
Copy and paste can casue Nautilus to crash
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:26 EST
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):
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.
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.
Should ask if you want to overwrite the file... and then do it.
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.
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.
There is a backtrace of the crash on GNOME's site:
Hope this helps.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200033 ***
*** Bug 199397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***