Bug #1778135 reported by errors.ubuntu.com bug bridge on 2018-06-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Software
Fix Released
gnome-software (Ubuntu)
Robert Ancell

Bug Description

GNOME Software can crash when failing to get an icon from the cache:

[Test Case]
Run updated version on a system that is hitting the problem, observe crash no longer occurs.

[Regression Potential]
Low, the fix is cherry-picked from a newer branch and fixes and obvious NULL pointer dereference.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in gnome-software:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)

An upload of gnome-software to xenial-proposed has been rejected from the upload queue for the following reason: "Since this upload includes the same change for 'new media API' as others, I would feel much safer if we set a minimal version depenency to libsnapd-glib-dev (>= 1.45) - since it seems there was more than one snapd-glib version in xenial.".

Hello errors.ubuntu.com, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-software into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.12 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Will wait a few days to see if any crash reports show on:

Not currently showing any issues.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: verification-done verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Using 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.12 on xenial it works fine, also no report with that version on e.u.c

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-software - 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.12

gnome-software (3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.12) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0001-Fix-potential-crash-when-icons-are-missing.patch:
    - Fix crash loading icons (LP: #1778135)
  * debian/patches/0020-Add-a-basic-permissions-system.patch:
    - Fix crash when have plugs with multiple slots available (LP: #1778160)
  * debian/patches/0021-Add-a-Snap-plugin.patch
    - Fix some command line warnings (LP: #1790563)
    - Use new snapd media API (LP: #1799614)
    - Allow connections on the u2f-devices interface (LP: #1738164)
  * debian/patches/0053-Don-t-reject-unexpected-state-changes-external-event.patch:
    - Fix snaps not being shown correctly after install from command line
      (LP: #1754655)
  * debian/patches/0054-Show-verified-developers.patch:
    - Show verified developers (LP: #1789336)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:39:52 +1200

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-software has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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