F-spot crash when export to flickr and the network has problem

Bug #320602 reported by Ying-Chun Liu on 2009-01-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
f-spot (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

F-spot crash when the network is not available.

stack trace:
(f-spot:31251): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: GdkPixbufLoader finalized without calling gdk_pixbuf_loader_close() - this is not allowed. You must explicitly end the data stream to the loader before dropping the last reference.
Exception in Gtk# callback delegate
  Note: Applications can use GLib.ExceptionManager.UnhandledException to handle the exception.
System.Net.WebException: Error: NameResolutionFailure
  at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.EndGetRequestStream (IAsyncResult asyncResult) [0x00000]
  at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream () [0x00000]
  at FlickrNet.Flickr.DoGetResponse (System.String url, System.String variables) [0x00000]
  at FlickrNet.Flickr.GetResponse (System.Collections.Hashtable parameters, TimeSpan cacheTimeout) [0x00000]
  at FlickrNet.Flickr.GetResponseNoCache (System.Collections.Hashtable parameters) [0x00000]
  at FlickrNet.Flickr.AuthGetFrob () [0x00000]
  at FlickrRemote.TryWebLogin () [0x00000]
  at FSpotFlickrExport.FlickrExport.Login () [0x00000]
  at FSpotFlickrExport.FlickrExport.HandleClicked (System.Object sender, System.EventArgs args) [0x00000]
  at GLib.Signal.voidObjectCallback (IntPtr handle, IntPtr data) [0x00000]
   at GLib.ExceptionManager.RaiseUnhandledException(System.Exception e, Boolean is_terminal)
   at GLib.Signal.voidObjectCallback(IntPtr handle, IntPtr data)
   at GLib.Signal.voidObjectCallback(IntPtr , IntPtr )
   at Gtk.Application.gtk_main()
   at Gtk.Application.gtk_main()
   at Gtk.Application.Run()
   at Gnome.Program.Run()
   at FSpot.Driver.Main(System.String[] args)

It can be simulated by
1. iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp -d www.flickr.com -j DROP
2. run f-spot.
3. select any image and export to flickr
4. click authorized button

1. iptables -D OUTPUT -p udp --dport 53 -j DROP
2. run f-spot.
3. select any image and export to flickr
4. click authorized button

I've made a patch to fix the problem.

Related branches

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report and work, the bug was known upstream you can track it here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=553518 I've also posted your patch there, please subscribe to the report in case the upstream developers have some questions or comments about your patch, thanks in advance.

Changed in f-spot:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in f-spot:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for the patch, wouldn't it be better do something in the exception case rather than just catching it as you do now?

Ying-Chun Liu (paulliu) wrote :

Dear Sebastien,

I've updated the patch to show an error dialog.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

did you check that the error is listed in the translatable strings?

David Mandala (davidm) wrote :

I've raised this to high as it's important to the Netbook Remix release. I've also asked stevenk to watch and make sure nothing blocks it.

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Medium → High
Ying-Chun Liu (paulliu) wrote :


This new patch uses strings from other Exporters, so we don't need to re-translate it.

David Mandala (davidm) wrote :

Needs to be fixed for Alpha 6

Changed in f-spot:
milestone: none → jaunty-alpha-6
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package f-spot -

f-spot ( jaunty; urgency=low

  * debian/control:
    - don't recommends sqlite, sqlite3 since the migration was done before
      hardy and those are not required nowadays
  * debian/patches/ubuntu_1024x600_CDExport.cs.dpatch:
    - change by Ying-Chun Liu for small screen compatibility (lp: #320817)
  * debian/patches/ubuntu_fix_export_crash_FlickrRemote.cs.dpatch:
    - change by Ying-Chun Liu to not crash when exporting to flickr and having
      internet connectivity issues (lp: #320602)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 06 Mar 2009 18:42:22 +0100

Changed in f-spot:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in f-spot:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in f-spot:
importance: Unknown → Critical
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