Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76879
xchat crashes when opening channel list window
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
sometimes the crash is complete, and the "application xchat (Process XXXX) has crashed (Segmentation Fault)" gnome window appers, other times the app just stops reponding (unable to focus, no redraws)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[nephros@wirligig]:~ > rpm -qi xchat
Name : xchat Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 1.8.10 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 8 Build Date: Sat Aug 24 04:57:58 2002
Install date: Thu Oct 3 23:50:57 2002 Build Host: daffy.perf.redhat.com
Group : Applications/Internet Source RPM: xchat-1.8.10-8.src.rpm
Size : 3183547 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Tue Sep 3 23:43:46 2002, Key ID 219180cddb42a60e
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.xchat.org
Summary : A GTK+ IRC (chat) client.
X-Chat is a graphical IRC chat client for the X Window System. X-Chat is
fairly easy to use and includes a nice GNOME/GTK+ based user interface.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect to an IRC server
2. click on "Windows" -> "Channel List Window"
3. if Window appears, perform a search, otherwise goto 6.
4. close Window
5. goto 2.
6. app crashes.
Actual Results: xchat segfaults or stops responding
Expected Results: well, the channel list window should appear
i am using stock RH8 RPMs from downloaded ISOs plus some from freshrpms.net, but xchat is NOT from freshrpms.
I am using sawmill, and gnome+nautilus.
What rpms exactly from freshrpms.net?
Created attachment 84904 [details]
list of all installes "freshrpms"
I attached a file named "freshrpms.list" (which I hope worked), containing the output from:
rpm -qa | grep fr1 > freshrpms.list
This bug has been inappropriately marked MODIFIED. Please review the bug life
cycle information at
Changing bug status to ASSIGNED.
I can't reproduce this. Obviously whatever you're doing that is crashing
xchat, is something specific to your local setup. It could possibly be
a specific xchat configuration or configuration option perhaps, or it could
be locale perhaps, or some other thing. I don't think it is specific JUST
to your system however, as I've seen other users report similar things too.
I just am not able to reproduce it yet. My currently running xchat process
has been running nonstop for about 2 months without a restart, on
irc.freenode.net, internal Red Hat IRC, and 2 other private networks. I've
generally got about 20-40 tabs open across 3 or more servers at any one given
time, and I look at channel lists quite often, as well as banlist, and various
other popup things.
I'm not sure what to suggest for now. Could you enable core dumps perhaps,
and get a backtrace from it using gdb? To do so:
ulimit -c unlimited
<make xchat crash>
gdb --core <corefilename>
The corefilename will be either "core" or "core.nnnn" where nnnn is a number.
Please attach the output of gdb from the bt command.
Also, as noted above, do not set bugs to the MODIFIED state in bugzilla.
MODIFIED means "Developer has fixed this, and requests user to test the fix",
which also means the developer will never look at the bug report again unless
someone sets it to ASSIGNED indicating the fix being tested did not work.
Son of a *****. I just reproduced this!
Also, I just discovered there are other bug reports open about this, so
I'm going to close this one as a duplicate. Please do any follow ups in
the other bug report. Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 77446 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.