kmail crashes when composing message

Bug #474062 reported by Kjetil Kjernsmo on 2009-11-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
enchant (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This bug is about 9.10, libenchant1c2a 1.5.0-0ubuntu2

When I open kmail and click to respond to a message, Kontact crashes immediately. I looked in the trace, and found that it had something to do with the spell checker, and and found that sonnetrc had something to do with it.

I had defaultLanguage=nb and when I changed that to defaultLanguage=en, I could open the composer with no problems. If I manually change the dictionary to nb, it crashes in a similar manner.
I first reported this as a Kmail bug:
but the KDE developers suggest that it is an enchant bug instead. I have installed the debug package for enchant, and the stack trace is included.

As a KDE dev notes, we have a messy situation here, that we have two written languages nb and nn, and they are also both denoted no. I don't know if this is a cause of the problems.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 4 12:05:48 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: libenchant1c2a 1.5.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: enchant
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

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Kjetil Kjernsmo (kjetil) wrote :
Kjetil Kjernsmo (kjetil) wrote :
Kjetil Kjernsmo (kjetil) wrote :

Posting the actual patch

Kjetil Kjernsmo (kjetil) wrote :

The proposed patch seems to work for me.

I have built a package and put in my apt repo at

I have signed the .changes file with my key, but I guess the repo config is not complete, so it didn't authenticate for me.

Anyway, I hope this can be fixed in an update...

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your work there

Changed in enchant (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in enchant (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in enchant (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in enchant (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → High
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The change will probably be reviewed next week, this week most of ubuntu team are at the ubuntu summit

Kjetil Kjernsmo (kjetil) wrote :

Great, thanks a lot!

Kjetil Kjernsmo (kjetil) wrote :

Is there any possibility of an SRU for this?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package enchant - 1.5.0-0ubuntu5

enchant (1.5.0-0ubuntu5) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/91_upstream_kmail_crash.dpatch:
    - upstream change to fix a kmail crash issue, thank Kjetil Kjernsmo
      (lp: #474062)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:41:08 +0200

Changed in enchant (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in enchant (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
importance: High → Low
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

karmic has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the karmic task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in enchant (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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