Bug 467417 - Bug in glib causes evolution to crash occasionally.
Bug in glib causes evolution to crash occasionally.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glib2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-17 07:29 EDT by Jason Smith
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 10:29:30 EDT
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Description Jason Smith 2008-10-17 07:29:50 EDT
Description of problem:
I submitted a bug report using the Gnome Bug Tool when evolution crashed and was pointed to this bugzilla report which contains a patch for glibc that they think might fix it:


If it is appropriate, can this patch be added to a future bugfix release in Fedora?

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

How reproducible:
It is very difficult to reproduce, only happens occasionally when reading html formatted email messages.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-10-17 07:35:23 EDT
Reassigning -> glib2
Comment 2 Jason Smith 2008-10-17 17:14:24 EDT
Sorry about the glib2 mixup, as you probably know, Fedora 9 has:


FYI, I noticed that this patch was included in GLib 2.18.1:


I don't know if it is worth fixing it in Fedora 9, but at least try for Fedora 10.  I noticed that the RawHide/Beta from a few weeks ago still has only glib2-2.18.0 in it.

Comment 3 Joshua Rosen 2009-01-13 10:44:21 EST
I've been getting Evolution hangs in both F9 and F10. I have Evolution open at all times, after a number of hours, or maybe a day, it will be completely unresponsive and the only solution is to kill it. Unfortunately it's not leaving any clues about what is causing the crashes. However it is happening on different machines, one running F10 and one running F9.
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