Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437753
Gimp - "save as" GIF twice fails
Last modified: 2008-11-27 16:08:11 EST
Description of problem:
GIMP's "save as" dialog fails to render the second time it is used when saving
an RGB image as a GIF.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new RGB image in gimp
2. Save as a GIF
3. Save as a GIF a second time
First "save as" works, second "save as" the dialog does not render. It does
appear, but only background colors are visible - no text or controls.
Dialog should always render.
This bug makes it clumsy to make incremental changes to an image, creating
several related GIF files in sequence.
Please check whether this issue still exists with the current version 2.4.5
which is in updates-testing currently and can be installed by running (as root)
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update gimp\*
I can confirm that the problem still exists.
I should give a more detailed sequence of steps to cause the problem, though.
Not sure that all these steps are necessary.
1 - Create a new RGB image, draw something on it, and save as GIF.
2 - Exit GIMP and restart
3 - OPEN the previously saved GIF image.
4 - Convert it to RGB color
5 - Make a modification (draw something)
6 - SAVE AS a GIF.
7 - Make another modification
8 - SAVE AS a GIF.
The second SAVE AS hangs.
I've just tested this here and didn't find anything out of the ordinary, all
three save attempts worked flawlessly... I'll try this again on an i386 KVM
virtual machine to see if the hardware makes a difference.
The KVM virtualized guest didn't work out. I uninstalled my 64bit GIMP,
installed the 32bit package and couldn't reproduce your problem with it either.
When you start GIMP from the command line, do you see any error messages?
Please run the following commands and create attachments containing their output:
I can reproduce this save-as bug in F9 as well: gimp-2.4.6-1.fc9.x86_64
Same simple steps as above:
1) new image.
2) save as /tmp/foo.png
3) save as
The result is a greyed-out, unresponsive save-as dialog on the second save
attempt. It's quite annoying not being able to save modified versions.
(gimp:30670): Gtk-WARNING **: idle activate multiple times without clearing the
folder object first.
(gimp:30670): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_file_folder_unix_get_info: assertion `strcmp
(dirname, folder_unix->filename) == 0' failed
I still wait for the output of the ldd commands in comment #4...
(In reply to comment #7)
> I still wait for the output of the ldd commands in comment #4...
I can still easily reproduce this bug: using save-as to any image file type (not
just gif), twice, 'hangs' the dialog. The error shown is the same as in comment #6.
In any case, I'll attach the ldd output here as well.
Created attachment 310652 [details]
Nothing obvious in the ldd output and I still can't reproduce it...
Would you please attach the list of packages you have installed ("rpm -qa | sort")?
Created attachment 310670 [details]
rpm -qa | sort
I have updates-testing enabled, but there's no other naughty 3rd party packages
installed that should affect gimp. also, if it makes any difference, i'm using
(In reply to comment #11)
> Created an attachment (id=310670) 
> rpm -qa | sort
> I have updates-testing enabled, but there's no other naughty 3rd party packages
> installed that should affect gimp. also, if it makes any difference, i'm using
It seems you have way more than updates-testing ;-). I found package versions
which I could only pull directly from Koji as well as nvidia kernel modules
which I count among "naughty 3rd party packages" ;-) but aren't likely to
contribute to the issue.
Do you have the chance to try this on a "pristine" Fedora system (i.e. no
updates-testing, 3rd party repos)? You could also try whether you see the
problem when you run the Live CD.
Yes - It's reproducable on the Live CD as well.
Created attachment 310928 [details]
a 60 second vidcap demo of the bug using the live cd
Since I didn't "succeed" in having the save dialog hang on me, I browsed a bit
through upstream bugs and found a few bugs:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=483502 - Save as dialog comes up empty
on second use
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=528811 - should not keep file-chooser
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=488582 - "Save as" doesn't work second
I read these as if the problem isn't in the GIMP itself, but in GTK or the used
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Closing. Not reproducible in gimp 2.6.