Bug 427168 - yelp crashes when browsing texinfo pages
Summary: yelp crashes when browsing texinfo pages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yelp   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-01 21:09 UTC by Ingvar Hagelund
Modified: 2009-06-21 13:27 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: yelp-2.26.0-3.fc11.i586
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-21 13:27:19 UTC
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gdb run and backtrace output (11.64 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-01-01 21:09 UTC, Ingvar Hagelund
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Description Ingvar Hagelund 2008-01-01 21:09:47 UTC
Description of problem:
yelp crashes when browsing texinfo pages

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
This can be reproduced simply by browsing texinfo pages. Here's an example.
1. Start yelp
2. Click on links "GNU Info Pages" -> "Emacs" -> "Emacs" -> Top
Actual results:
yelp segfaults

Expected results:
Bowsing texinfo files normally

Comment 1 Ingvar Hagelund 2008-01-01 21:09:47 UTC
Created attachment 290617 [details]
gdb run and backtrace output

Comment 2 petrosyan 2008-03-14 16:53:14 UTC
I can confirm this bug. I just want to say that it happens when you go to:
"GNU Info Pages" -> "Emacs" -> "Emacs" -> Distrib and not "Top" as you
mentioned. Looking at the backtrace I can see that you crashed after clicking on

This bug is also present on x86_64 architecture.

Comment 3 petrosyan 2008-06-16 18:06:41 UTC
this bug is still present in Fedora 9

Comment 4 James Bannon 2008-06-21 11:38:06 UTC
Confirmed. Still present after the latest yelp update. happens on some GNU Info
pages but not all. However, when it doesn't it often gets the start section
incorrect. E.g., Gnu Info -> Basics -> Common Options jumps to the 'yes' command
instead of node top.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:19:47 UTC
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Comment 6 Ingvar Hagelund 2009-06-19 08:18:51 UTC
yelp does no longer crash on this bug in F11, but see also bug #506902


Comment 7 Matthew Barnes 2009-06-21 13:27:19 UTC
Closing this per comment #6.

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