time-admin crashes when selecting time-zone

Bug #58629 reported by Matti Lindell on 2006-09-02
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Edgy Knot2
Architecture: i386
Version: 2.15.2-0ubuntu5

time-admin crashes right after I press "Select Time Zone.." button. I'll attach the backtrace.

Matti Lindell (mlind) wrote :

Crash backtrace

Matti Lindell (mlind) wrote :

I'm using debootstrapped Edgy install. Using tzconfig, I noticed that timezone was set to 'Unknown' as default.

$ tzconfig
Your current time zone is set to Unknown
Do you want to change that? [n]: y

After I changed the value to 'Europe/Helsinki', time-admin doesn't crash anymore.
This bug should be reproducible if timezone is set to Unknown first.

description: updated
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This also happens when time-admin is launched from Ubiquity on a current Edgy i386 desktop CD.

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
importance: Untriaged → High
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I've forwarded that issue upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356761

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Changed in gst:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

This upload fixes the issue:

" gnome-system-tools (2.15.5-0ubuntu1) edgy; urgency=low
   * New upstream version:
     - add a --disable-gnome option to disable GNOME dependencies
     - Show an "Access denied" dialog if g-s-t can't access s-t-b
     - remove unneeded GNOME-VFS dependency
     - fix a crasher
     - optimize the map dot blink timeout to be only executed when the map
       is shown
     - Fix a crasher when there is no timezone (Ubuntu: #58629)
     - fi
   * debian/control.in:
     - Build-Depends on libart-2.0-dev and new liboobs-1-dev (>= 0.5.0)
   * debian/patches/90_from_cvs_fix_shares_admin_crasher.dpatch:
     - fixed with the new version
   * debian/patches/98_automake.dpatch:
     - updated"

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gst:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Tux (peter-hoogkamer) wrote :

I have a brand new install of Karmic alpha 3, but my time zone crashes. This looks like regression, because I did not have this issue on jaunty. The world map is black with yellow dots and the list with timezones is empty. After opening that selection list, time-admin crashes.
Attachements show console output form time-admin and screenshot from black timezone screen.

Tux (peter-hoogkamer) wrote :

Here is my screenshot of black time zone world map.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

you need to report a new bug with apport, a screenshot doesn't help at all with a crash.

Ok, well I did a bug report with apport, but I saw this report and reacted.

2009/8/5 Pedro Villavicencio <email address hidden>:
> you need to report a new bug with apport, a screenshot doesn't help at
> all with a crash.
> --
> time-admin crashes when selecting time-zone
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/58629
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.

Flavelle (flavelle.ballem) wrote :

The report describing the empty timezone and black time zone world map is exactly what occurred to me in Karmic Alpha 4 (clean install).

I got to this bug through apport, and didn't want to report a new bug.

Changed in gst:
importance: Unknown → Critical
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