Bug 8836 - gnome-help-browser crashes
Summary: gnome-help-browser crashes
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-25 14:10 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-02 14:01:19 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2000-01-25 14:10:54 UTC
Red Hat Linux 6.1 GNOME workstation upgraded with 6.2beta2.
When logging in (as root), gnome-help-browser segfaults.

(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/bin/gnome-help-browser

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x4055c1bc in chunk_alloc (ar_ptr=0x405f1080, nb=16) at malloc.c:2763
2763    malloc.c: No such file or directory.
(gdb) bt
#0  0x4055c1bc in chunk_alloc (ar_ptr=0x405f1080, nb=16) at malloc.c:2763
#1  0x4055c07e in __libc_malloc (bytes=5) at malloc.c:2696
#2  0x403bcca6 in g_malloc () from /usr/lib/libglib-1.2.so.0
#3  0x403c5183 in g_strdup () from /usr/lib/libglib-1.2.so.0
#4  0x8050f2a in newInfoTable ()
#5  0x804f754 in newToc ()
#6  0x804e698 in main ()
#7  0x4051b52b in __libc_start_main (main=0x804e4f0 <main>, argc=1,
    argv=0xbffff9e4, init=0x804cdd8 <_init>, fini=0x805745c <_fini>,
    rtld_fini=0x4000ac50 <_dl_fini>, stack_end=0xbffff9dc)
    at ../sysdeps/generic/libc-start.c:92

Looks like the heap is corrupt.

To reproduce: upgrade a 6.1 GNOME workstation (this bug doesn't happen on
clean installation of 6.2).

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-02-01 23:59:59 UTC
Could you try the gnome-libs-1.0.55-1 package that is in the 6.2 tree now, and
see if that helps?

This is a well-known bug, but I'm not sure if the fix was in gnome-libs 1.0.55
or if this problem still exists. Please advise.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2000-02-02 14:01:59 UTC
That seems to work fine.

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