Bug 488080 - Bad version of close signal handler breaks Ekiga, possibly other apps.
Bad version of close signal handler breaks Ekiga, possibly other apps.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libnotify (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-02 10:18 EST by Alec Leamas
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:58 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 03:56:15 EST
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Description Alec Leamas 2009-03-02 10:18:01 EST
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):libnotify-devel-0.4.4-12.fc10

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile current svn version of Ekiga.
2. Start Ekiga.
3. Call sip:520@ekiga.net
4. Wait until there's a libnotify message about incoming call.
5  Press "Accept" or "Reject" button.
Actual results: Core dumped

Expected results: No coredump, working Ekiga

This depends on the closed signal handler. A patch was introduced upstream (March, 19) to handle an extra parameter to this  handler. This was imported to Fedora in version 0.4.4-12. Since then, upstream has rolled out this change because it breaks applications (Sep, 26 2008). The Fedora files still have the bad definition introduced March, 19. This is what breaks Ekiga, and possibly also other apps.

There's a long thread, partly on this in http://mail.gnome.org/archives/ekiga-list/2009-March/msg00003.html. 

Upstream shortcut: http://cia.vc/stats/project/galago/libnotify
Comment 1 Alec Leamas 2009-03-02 13:28:14 EST
Better pointer to thread: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/ekiga-list/2009-March/msg00032.html
Comment 2 Stephen Moehle 2009-05-10 01:52:33 EDT
The nonstandard closed signal is also breaking trunk Firefox builds as Firefox is now using libnotify. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=492211.
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