Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984926
update_syntax: assertion failed: (state->context != NULL)
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:08:20 EST
Description of problem:
gedit on F17 and F18 offers a choice called "Defaults" in the syntax highlighting menu. (On F19 gedit doesn't seem to offer this choice, although the "def.lang" file to which it refers is still present.) This mode seems to crash on any nonempty file.
It's possible to persuade gedit to select this mode for a particular file whenever the file is opened. After that, it's impossible to edit that file with gedit because it crashes on startup (this did happen to one of our users - we are not sure how they got it in that situation).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. gedit /tmp/foo
2. Type, e.g., "hello"
3. At the bottom it probably says "Plain Text". Open the menu and choose "Defaults"
This crashes instantly with:
GtkSourceView:ERROR:gtksourcecontextengine.c:5421:update_syntax: assertion failed: (state->context != NULL)
1. gedit /tmp/foo (an empty file)
2. Type a character, then delete it
3. Select "Defaults" from the menu
4. Save the file, then quit
5. echo hello >> /tmp/foo
Now gedit crashes on startup when asked to edit that file.
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