A Location Selection causes crash

Bug #1662113 reported by John O'Flaherty on 2017-02-06
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Alexander Wolf

Bug Description

When going to the "Location Window [F6]" and selecting the location titled "Sierra Nevada Observatory, Spain"; the program does nothing and freezes. When I try to select another location, it continues to freeze but then the cursor hour-glass icon comes up and then a crash message pop-up appears.

The first one warns, "Stellarium is a free open source planetarium has stopped working-- Windows is checking for a solution to the problem..."

The second message, replaces in the first one in under 2 seconds and reads, "Stellarium is a free open source planetarium has stopped working-- A problem caused the program to stop working correctly, Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

The Microsoft Windows Event Viewer event data 'friendly view' report reads:

C:\Program Files\Stellarium\stellarium.exe
C:\Program Files\Stellarium\stellarium.exe

I noted other reports from the same exact crash, with slightly different numbers, on some of the code lines, but hopefully this one will give you enough of the gist as to what is going on.

I had wanted to attach screen shots of the location selected in the box, the pop-up errors, and the "Windows Event Viewer" report text. But your system below only allows for one attachment, so I'll just include the log.txt file.

As far as I know, this is the only titled default location I've had this problem with, but then again there are probably over 20,000 of those titles loaded in the program, so I didn't check them all. There may be others.

I am running MS Windows 7 Home Premium,
Video Card is an AMD Radeon HD 7800-series (XFX R7870 2GB GDDR5)
Driver Version on Video Card: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. version-- 21.19.407.0 date-- 23-DEC-2016
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

-- John

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John O'Flaherty (b3burner) wrote :
gzotti (georg-zotti) wrote :

Ouch! Yes, crash confirmed for Sierra Nevada, Spain.
Re "Same crash with different numbers": the different numbers make it a different crash. ;-)
It's the first time I see a location-dependent crash. Something must be odd with that entry.

Changed in stellarium:
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) wrote :

A fix has been committed as revision 9135 of the trunk branch in Stellarium's Bazaar repository at Launchpad: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~stellarium/stellarium/trunk/revision/9135

Changed in stellarium:
milestone: none → 0.15.2
assignee: nobody → Alexander Wolf (alexwolf)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in stellarium:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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