[regression] xargs: zenity: terminated by signal 11

Reported by YannUbuntu on 2012-04-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
zenity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since Ubuntu 12.04, the following zenity --list returns systematically "xargs: zenity: terminated by signal 11" error whatever the user choice.

Here is the code:
choice=$(echo $TAB | xargs zenity --list --hide-header --window-icon=/path/my_icon.png \
  --title="$my_title" --text="$Please_choose_an_item" --column="") || quit_function;

The same code works ok on 10.04, 11.04, 11.10.

Any workaround is welcome :)

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-04-27
Changed in os-uninstaller:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in zenity:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

Any idea about how to workaround this ?

(because of this bug, OS-Uninstaller is 100% KO in 12.04).

Changed in os-uninstaller:
importance: Undecided → Critical
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in zenity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

I found a workaround : i write the TAB chain in a text file, then use :
choice=$(cat TAB.txt | zenity --list --hide-header --window-icon=/path/my_icon.png \
  --title="$my_title" --text="$Please_choose_an_item" --column="") || quit_function;

Hope this helps.

Changed in os-uninstaller:
status: Triaged → Invalid
importance: Critical → Wishlist
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