evolution-addressbook-export fails with Segmentation fault

Bug #453263 reported by Arian Kuschki on 2009-10-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gconf (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Nominated for Karmic by fremen507

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

I upgraded to karmic a couple of days ago.

Description: Ubuntu karmic (development branch)
Release: 9.10

Since then the evolution-addressbook-export does not work anymore.

  Installed: 2.28.0-0ubuntu4
  Candidate: 2.28.0-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 2.28.0-0ubuntu4 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Instead of a dump of all my contacts, when I enter

a ~$ evolution-addressbook-export

I get

(evolution-addressbook-export:12812): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.22.2/gobject/gtype.c:2458: initialization assertion failed, use IA__g_type_init() prior to this function

(evolution-addressbook-export:12812): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_OBJECT (object_type)' failed

(evolution-addressbook-export:12812): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I have used the export for about a year and never had any problems. I strongly suspect the reason why it does not work anymore is my upgrade to karmic beta. The only other reason I could think of is that I recently removed most gnome programs from my startup script. They are not loaded automatically anymore but they are still installed. Does evolution-addressbook-report depend on anything?


Arian Kuschki (arian-kuschki) wrote :

valgrind log file

Arian Kuschki (arian-kuschki) wrote :

strace log file

Arian Kuschki (arian-kuschki) wrote :


Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report, however the backtrace you attach is missing a few symbols, could you install the libgconf2-4, libebook1.2-9, evolution, libglib2 and libgtk2 dbgsym packages and get a new one? Thanks.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Arian Kuschki (arian-kuschki) wrote :

new backtrace

Jochen Schroeder (cyco) wrote :

I can confirm this bug. After an upgrade to Karmic evolution-addressbook-export segfaults. However I only see a segfault when calling evolution-addressbook-export with an addressbook parameter.

└─(08:58 $)─> evolution-addressbook-export file:///[pathtoaddressbook]

(evolution-addressbook-export:21167): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.22.2/gobject/gtype.c:2458: initialization assertion failed, use IA__g_type_init() prior to this function

(evolution-addressbook-export:21167): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

(evolution-addressbook-export:21167): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_OBJECT (object_type)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Jochen Schroeder (cyco) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :
affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → gconf2 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gconf2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gconf:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Logan Rosen (logan) on 2012-09-14
affects: gconf2 (Ubuntu) → gconf (Ubuntu)
Changed in gconf:
status: New → Won't Fix
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