Bug 962495 - Mate-terminal crashes if system http_proxy is set
Mate-terminal crashes if system http_proxy is set
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Mashal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-13 12:47 EDT by D. Wagner
Modified: 2013-07-08 21:33 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: mate-terminal-1.6.1-8.fc18
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Description D. Wagner 2013-05-13 12:47:24 EDT
Description of problem:

If you have a system-wide proxy, mate-terminal crashes when it is launched.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Also has been confirmed to affect Mate Desktop 1.5.7 (Fedora 18) and Mate Desktop 1.5.8 (Fedora 18) on both x86_64 and i686.

How reproducible:

100% reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to System >> Preferences >> Network Proxy and set a system-wide HTTP proxy
2. Launch mate-terminal
3. Observe that it crashes immediately upon launch

Additional info:

This bug was originally reported on February 5th through abrt in bug #907747.  However, that bug entry was incorrectly closed as "cannot repro".  Now many others are reporting and confirming the same bug, but abrt is sending their reports to the closed bug #907747, which no one appears to be monitoring, and none of us have the permissions to re-open that bug.  Therefore, I am opening this new bug entry so someone will notice.

For detailed information, including clean backtraces (with debugging symbols enabled) and multiple people demonstrating that they can repro the bug, see bug #907747.

Comment 1 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-05-14 04:57:40 EDT
I can confirm that mate-terminal use gesttings keys from gnome.

[rave@mother github-matedesktop]$ grep -r -i "org.gnome.system.proxy.http" mate-terminal/
mate-terminal/src/terminal-util.h:#define CONF_HTTP_PROXY_SCHEMA "org.gnome.system.proxy.http"
mate-terminal/src/terminal-util.h:#define CONF_HTTPS_PROXY_SCHEMA "org.gnome.system.proxy.https"

org.gnome.system.proxy.http is part of org.gnome.system.proxy.gschema.xml.

But grep -i "use-http-proxy" org.gnome.system.proxy.gschema.xml gives me no output, seems that the key use-http-proxy is removed.

A this point i'm still wondering why all former system network mate-conf keys from obsolete mat-vfs weren't moved to mate-desktop, and mate use stuff from gnome.
On a system whithout gnome installed will this cause the issue.

For me this is an upstream bug and i recommend to reopen BUG #907747
Comment 2 Stefano Karapetsas 2013-05-16 14:46:53 EDT
This is already fixed upstream:
Comment 3 Stefano Karapetsas 2013-05-16 14:48:52 EDT
Wolgang, now MATE uses same GNOME proxy settings to have a better proxy support from all applications.
Example: https://code.google.com/p/libproxy/issues/detail?id=186
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-06-29 13:11:03 EDT
mate-terminal-1.6.1-8.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-06-30 21:36:12 EDT
Package mate-terminal-1.6.1-8.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mate-terminal-1.6.1-8.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-08 21:33:34 EDT
mate-terminal-1.6.1-8.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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