apport-unpack crashed with IOError in <module>()

Bug #185273 reported by miked
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

firefox -g 2>&1 | tee ~/Desktop/gdb-firefox.log
... # some output
(gdb) run
... # run and reproduce crash
(gdb) bt full
... # full backtrace output
(gdb) thread apply all backtrace full
... # all threads full backtrace output
(gdb) quit

Now ~/Desktop/gdb-firefox.log will contain infos we need to initially process your crash bug. So, please attach that file to your bug report.

Copy and paste in a xterm the following command:

TMPDIR=$(mktemp -d)
apport-unpack /var/crash/_usr_lib_firefox_firefox-bin.1000.crash $TMPDIR
gdb -nx /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin -core $TMPDIR/CoreDump -ex 'backtrace full' -ex 'thread apply all backtrace full' -ex 'quit' 2>&1 | tee gdb.log
rm -fr $TMPDIR

That command will run gdb against the coredump file included in the crash report that was generated when firefox crashed.

Upload the resulting gdb.log to launchpad.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
CrashReports:
 600:0:0:7729:2008-01-22 23:24:33.000000000 -0800:2008-01-22 23:25:02.000000000 -0800:/var/crash/_usr_bin_apport-unpack.0.crash
 600:0:0:31570:2008-01-22 02:10:49.000000000 -0800:2008-01-22 02:10:50.000000000 -0800:/var/crash/_usr_bin_update-manager.0.crash
 600:0:0:10460305:2008-01-22 22:37:51.000000000 -0800:2008-01-22 23:12:24.000000000 -0800:/var/crash/_usr_lib_firefox_firefox-bin.0.crash
 600:0:0:1323102:2008-01-22 16:24:24.000000000 -0800:2008-01-22 16:42:48.000000000 -0800:/var/crash/_usr_lib_gnome-applets_gweather-applet-2.0.crash
Date: Tue Jan 22 23:24:34 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/apport-unpack
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.5
Package: apport 0.100
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/apport-unpack /var/crash/_usr_lib_firefox_firefox-bin.1000.crash /tmp/tmp.fcqeh13877
ProcCwd: /root
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/apport-unpack', '/var/crash/_usr_lib_firefox_firefox-bin.1000.crash', '/tmp/tmp.fcqeh13877']
SourcePackage: apport
Title: apport-unpack crashed with IOError in <module>()
Traceback:
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/apport-unpack", line 38, in <module>
     pr.load(open(report))
 IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/crash/_usr_lib_firefox_firefox-bin.1000.crash'
Uname: Linux HewittRand-desktop 2.6.24-4-generic #1 SMP Mon Jan 14 17:30:39 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fax floppy fuse plugdev scanner tape

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miked (miked11) wrote :
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miked (miked11) wrote :
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miked (miked11) wrote :

root@HewittRand-desktop:~# firefox -g 2>&1 | tee ~/Desktop/gdb-firefox.log
/usr/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh -g /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/firefox
  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/firefox:/usr/lib/firefox/plugins:/usr/lib/mre/mre
DISPLAY=:0.0
DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/firefox:/usr/lib/mre/mre
     LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/firefox:/usr/lib/firefox/components:/usr/lib/mre/mre
       SHLIB_PATH=/usr/lib/firefox:/usr/lib/mre/mre
          LIBPATH=/usr/lib/firefox:/usr/lib/mre/mre
       ADDON_PATH=/usr/lib/firefox
      MOZ_PROGRAM=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
      MOZ_TOOLKIT=
        moz_debug=1
     moz_debugger=
/usr/bin/gdb /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin -x /tmp/mozargs.c13846
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and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i486-linux-gnu"...
(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libthread_db.so.1".
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0xb72216c0 (LWP 13853)]

Program exited normally.
(gdb) bt full
No stack.
(gdb) thread apply all backtrace full
No registers.
(gdb) quit
root@HewittRand-desktop:~#

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miked (miked11) wrote :

changed security from private to public

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

So, what exactly is the apport bug here?

BTW, instead of your rather complicated recipe you can install apport-retrace and get a gdb session for a .crash report with

  apport-retrace -g /path/to/crash/file

(see --help for other useful options, like fetching debug symbols, etc.)

Changed in apport:
status: New → Incomplete
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miked (miked11) wrote :

not sure what the apport bug is here, I have moved to Hardy Heron Alpha 4 via fresh install from Live CD.
after trying a
root@HewittRand-desktop:~# sudo apt-get remove libselinux1 as suggested by someone to fix another constantly crashing program.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poker-network/+bug/95836/comments/11
nothing really worked on my computer after that, so I had to re-install, so I put the new Alpha 4 on here.
So I guess you can close the bug for now, and I will file if it happens again.
The complicated recipe is from here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs?action=show&redirect=DebuggingFirefox
but, thanks, I'll take note and try your suggestion in the future.

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miked (miked11) wrote :

Title: apport-unpack crashed with IOError in <module>()
Traceback:
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/apport-unpack", line 38, in <module>
     pr.load(open(report))
 IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/crash/_usr_lib_firefox_firefox-bin.1000.crash'

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miked (miked11) wrote :

Added Info

Changed in apport:
status: Incomplete → New
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ah, so I guess this is simply about throwing an exception rather than just an error message, and thus causing an apport report.

Changed in apport:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed in bzr head.

Changed in apport:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 0.103

---------------
apport (0.103) hardy; urgency=low

  * bin/apport-unpack: Print error messages instead of crashing for problems
    like nonexisting file names passed as arguments. (LP: #185273)
  * backends/packaging-apt-dpkg.py, is_distro_package(): Explicitly check site
    for "ppa", so that we do not automatically file bugs for PPA packages.
    This works around Soyuz bug LP #140412 for the time being.
  * apport/report.py: Add standard_title() test cases for Python crashes with
    a custom message, and a custom message with newlines. The latter
    reproduces LP #190947.
  * apport/report.py, standard_title(): Do not rely on a fixed position of the
    topmost function; use iteration and regular expression matching instead.
    (LP: #190947)
  * apport/ui.py, parse_argv(): Specify that --pid/-P argument must be an
    integer, to avoid exceptions when it's not. (LP: #193494)
  * apport/report.py: Use uname -srm, not -a, to hide the hostname. (part of
    LP #192786); also use os.uname() instead of calling the system program.
  * problem_report.py(): Make write() work for reports with CompressedValues.
    Add test case.
  * apport/ui.py: Add test case test_run_crash_anonymity() which asserts that
    the crash dump does not contain strings which can identify the user, such
    as the user name, login name, host name, and current directory.
  * apport/report.py: Add method anonymize() which replaces user specific
    strings with generic ones.
  * apport/ui.py, thread_collect_info(): Call anonymize() on the report.
    (LP: #192786)
  * bin/apport-retrace: Only update a bug report with new attachments if it is
    not a duplicate. (LP: #172792)
  * bin/apport-retrace: Print out proper error message instead of an exception
    if trying to do write operations to the bug tracker without specifying
    a cookie file. (LP: #146423)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:47:13 +0100

Changed in apport:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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