Bug 86170 - gnome-terminal occasionally crashes on resize
gnome-terminal occasionally crashes on resize
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-03-15 11:55 EST by Yaron Minsky
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-15 13:01:26 EST
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Description Yaron Minsky 2003-03-15 11:55:36 EST
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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.

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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.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-15 13:01:26 EST
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.)
Comment 2 Yaron Minsky 2003-03-15 13:42:00 EST
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.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-15 13:58:35 EST
Any one in rawhide (.20 or higher probably). There isn't an errata for it, 

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