gnome-user-share fails to discover a port for webdav server

Bug #856732 reported by Adam Glasgall on 2011-09-22
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gnome-user-share (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

gnome-user-share (as of 3.0.0, as seen in Oneiric beta) tries to discover a free port to run Apache on by bind()ing a struct sockaddr_in with no port specified in src/http.c:get_port(). However, it neglects to specify an address family, so that attempt fails with EINVAL, and the -1 returned gets passed to spawn_httpd() as the port that Apache should be listening on, which causes to Apache promptly and silently bail. I've attached a debdiff that contains a patch fixing this by specifying AF_INET as the address family.

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tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-user-share - 3.0.0-2ubuntu3

gnome-user-share (3.0.0-2ubuntu3) oneiric; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/08_fix_port_discovery.patch:
    - Specify an address family in http.c:get_port() so that the bind()
      succeeds and we actually get a port. LP: #856732
 -- Adam Glasgall <email address hidden> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:08:49 -0400

Changed in gnome-user-share (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-user-share:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Bernie Innocenti (codewiz) wrote :

Can we please backport this patch to natty? The patch is likely to apply cleanly to the gnome 2.x codebase as well.

Changed in gnome-user-share:
status: New → Fix Released
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