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Bug 220861 - Freeciv freezes when trying to start a game because it can't start a server
Freeciv freezes when trying to start a game because it can't start a server
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: freeciv (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Pepple
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-12-27 23:31 EST by vfiend
Modified: 2008-05-06 13:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 13:15:10 EDT
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Description vfiend 2006-12-27 23:31:15 EST
Description of problem: Freeciv freezes when trying to start a new game or a
scenario, then after a minute or so says it couldn't start a server.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.8-7

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Freeciv
2. Click 'start a new game' or 'start scenario game', choose a scenario and
click 'OK'
Actual results: Freeciv freezes for a minute, then says it can't start a server

Expected results: Freeciv should start a server and a new game

Additional info: No console output, except for "(civclient:18699): Gtk-CRITICAL
**: gtk_widget_modify_style: assertion `GTK_IS_RC_STYLE (style)' failed" but
that happens when the program opens, not when it freezes.
Comment 1 Brian Pepple 2006-12-28 00:08:57 EST
Hmmm, unable to reproduce it here.  I'll try some more tomorrow, but any
additional information you have on how it occurred would be appreciated.
Comment 2 vfiend 2006-12-28 00:15:34 EST
I just installed it from pirut and launched it from the games menu, didn't do
anything unusual so I don't know what more information I can give you
Comment 3 Mattias Ellert 2006-12-29 04:49:52 EST
If I have a network connection it works without problems.

But with no network, it doesn't work. The server starts, but connecting to
"localhost" fails. If I try to connect to "" instead it works.

In FC6 ipv6 is standard and /etc/hosts maps "localhost" to "::1" instead of
"". The problem could be lack of ipv6 support in freeciv.
Comment 4 vfiend 2006-12-29 05:51:10 EST
I should note that I do have a network connection, but it still cannot start a
server and connect to it.
Comment 5 Mattias Ellert 2007-01-23 10:14:30 EST
If I don't have a network connection it does not work correctly. If I have a
network connection it depends...

If the network connection is leased from a DHCP server that sets the hostname of
the computer freeciv works.

If the network connection is leased from a DHCP server that does not set the
hostname of the computer (i.e. the hostname is still localhost) freeciv does not
work. In this case freeciv tries to connect to the ipv6 address "::1" and faile.

When the normal startup doesn't work I can still start freeciv by first starting
a server, and then start a client but selecting "start networked game" and enter (which is the ipv4 localhost) as the server hostname. This has to be
entered numerically since "localhost" is mapped to "::1" (i.e. the ipv6 localhost).

To me this really points to that the bug is caused by lack of ipv6 support in
Comment 6 Christian Anthon 2007-04-15 18:26:36 EDT
In my particular case the problem was that I had deselected ipv6 support during
installation, but my /etc/hosts file still contained the ipv6 line and not the
ipv4 line for localhost. Changing the localhost line to localhost.localdomain localhost

solved the problem.

(ping localhost also didn't work)
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 01:23:04 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 13:15:08 EDT
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