Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 391031
Synaptic crashes when trying to download/install packages
Last modified: 2007-12-08 11:33:35 EST
Description of problem:
After running apt-get update, run synaptic. Choose a single package to install
(with no deps), click on apply, then click on apply in summary window. This is
followed by instant crash of synaptic. Strangely I have been able to install 2
packages with no deps on separate occasions with synaptic, and had thought it
was a problem with Installing a package with loads of deps. Mplayerplug-in for
example, where synaptic had crashed. Mplayerplug-in subsequentently installed
ok using apt-get install.
Strace output attached.
Ist time I've had a problem with synaptic on a Fedora install since FC1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Apart from the 2 occasions when I did manage to install 2 single packages on
separate occasions, now it crashes when trying to install anything
Steps to Reproduce:
Please see this bugreport that I filed against apt, and subsequently changed
to a problem with fedora-package-config-apt by the maintainer. I don't know if
the synaptic problem may be allied to this package
Created attachment 263921 [details]
strace output for synaptic
Thanks Axel. The latest update of synaptic to version 0.57.2-14.fc8.i386 has
resolved the problem.