Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86170
gnome-terminal occasionally crashes on resize
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
Occasionally, when gnome-terminal is resized, especially when it's busy doing
something, it will crash. It's not enough to be cat-ing stuff to the screen,
and I don't know precisely what the cause is. But pine can cause it to happen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start up pine with a bunch of messages and go to the list view
2. Drag the corner of the screen around (i.e., resizing it.) Pine will
repeatedly catch up, resizing the pine screen. After a few minutes of this it
will probably crash. It may literally take 5 minutes, although in practice this
happens to me annoyingly often.
Should be fixed in any newer version of vte.
(One way to make it less annoying if you don't want to upgrade is to run your
terminals as "gnome-terminal --disable-factory" so they don't all crash at once.)
Which version of VTE is supposed to be fixed? I got the up2date upgrade to
0.8.19-2, and the bug definitely persists in that version.
Any one in rawhide (.20 or higher probably). There isn't an errata for it,