Copy not working

Bug #1760887 reported by skaller on 2018-04-03
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Copying marked text sometimes does not work. It fails for keyboard shortcut, main menu, and right click menu. Paste seems to work.

Ubuntu 17.10

  Installed: 3.24.2-0ubuntu4
  Candidate: 3.24.2-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 3.24.2-0ubuntu4 500
        500 artful/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

(Hey, copy worked for the above text!)

What should happen: the text is copied to a clipboard.
What happened: nothing. Paste pasted the previous contents of the clipboard.

The fault is NOT intermittent. If I do this: cat ~/.profile and the try to
copy the last line (excluding the leading #) then the text is sometimes copied:

# . /home/skaller/.opam/opam-init/ > /dev/null 2> /dev/null || true

Note, the above text was copied .. this time. However when it fails, it fails repeatedly.

This is a critical bug. The terminal is more or less useless without a correctly operating copy function.

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Sounds like dup of #1722121, fixed in Bionic.

skaller (skaller) wrote :

Could be a dup indeed, wouldn't be surprised. What's Bionic? How can I get it?

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