bad flag alias index & bad flag vector alias errors

Bug #583911 reported by Don Schoeman
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myspell
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gedit (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gedit

This problem most probably is not only related to gedit but I noticed it in gedit first.

When a file is saved to harddrive, gedit seems to hang for a few seconds (this happens even when saving very small text files). When running gedit from the terminal the following errors floods the terminal while the applications "hangs":

error: line xxxxxx: bad flag alias index: 0
error: line xxxxxx: bad flag vector alias

The file is still saved after these errors but the period of non-responsiveness is annoying. This did not happen on prior versions of Ubuntu. I noticed similar errors reported as per Bug #578917 for the software-center package.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
gedit version: 2.30.2

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gedit 2.30.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri May 21 18:52:08 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_ZA.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gedit

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Don Schoeman (don.sch) wrote :
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could you attach the output of dmesg just after getting the issue to the report? thanks.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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Lassevalentini (lasse-valentini) wrote :

I too is affected by this. On ubuntuforums some people have been debugging it: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1478044
It seems that myspell-en-za is the culprit. I've removed the package and haven't seen the problem since.

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Craig Hewetson (craighewetson-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

When i run gedit from the command line i get my console dumped with:

error: line 15: bad flag alias index: 0
error: line 15: bad flag vector alias

and the line number just increase etc...
Didn't get anything in dmesg

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Don Schoeman (don.sch) wrote :

I'm not sure that dumping the whole dmesg result would provide any help, I only noticed some similar non-informational error messages at the end of the dmesg result:

[ 56.296848] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 68.468828] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

There is nothing wrong with my HDD though even though it may seem so looking at those errors.

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Rafael Pastorelli Giacon (pastorelli) wrote :

Confirmed...
bug fixed removing the

myspell-en-za (south african english dictionary)

code:
sudo aptitude remove myspell-en-za

bugfix shoud be aplied to this package

other dictionaries are working correctly (like myspell-pt-br (brasilian) myspell-en-gb (british) wich i use).

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Baldur Norddahl (baldur-norddahl-gmail) wrote :

I have this bug too. I could not remove the myspell-en-za package because of dependencies. Instead I did:

sudo rm /usr/share/myspell/dicts/en_ZA.*

This fixed the issue.

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Niels Egberts (nielsegberts) wrote :

I can confirm removing the south african english dictionary is a good workaround.

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psypher (psypher246) wrote :

Removing that package wants to also remove this:
language-support-en language-support-writing-en

What would that break?

Thanks

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Jonas (jonas-f-henriksen) wrote :

I second psypher on this: Can anyone provide a workaround here?

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Runar Ingebrigtsen (ringe) wrote :

Here is my strace for this bug, which appears using tomboy.

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Runar Ingebrigtsen (ringe) wrote :

There seems to be some common error among myspell builds, how can I try to confirm this?

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Runar Ingebrigtsen (ringe) wrote :

This isn't an upstream bug. It's a generic myspell localization bug in Ubuntu. At least there's nothing to be found about flagvector trouble upstream.

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Sivert Henriksen (sivert) wrote :

Problem affects me as well. However removing myspell-en-za or removing the dict-file isn't working. Is there any way to see which dict is doing this?

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