gaim crashed with SIGSEGV in _gst_parse_yylex()

Bug #79062 reported by Matt Thompson on 2007-01-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)
Sebastian Dröge

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gaim

I logged in to Ubuntu with gaim opening automatically, it opened and it connected to freenode. Then it crashed.

I've attached the reduced size bug report, if you want the big one just holler.


Matt Thompson (mattthompson) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug. That's a crash to gstreamer, reassigning to gstreamer0.10 package

Matt Thompson (mattthompson) wrote :

Just for future reference, how did you find out that was gstreamer?

I'm trying to get into triaging bugs as best I can, so any hints would be welcome. :)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

From the crash file:

 Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
 #0 0xb7ee05d0 in _gst_parse_yylex () from /usr/lib/

that library is shipped by the gstreamer0.10 package

Matt Thompson (mattthompson) wrote :

Okay, that makes sense. Is that how you'd usually tell what package caused it?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

for a crash the backtrace describe the functions called before the crash, it usually points to the faulty code and the bugged package

Changed in gstreamer0.10:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gstreamer:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Kevin Kubasik (kkubasik) wrote :

I am having this same bug, I'm willing to help with debugging in any way possible.

Tyler Willingham (tyler-ubuntu) wrote :

I am experiencing this bug in feisty as well. It happens to me consistently when recieving a large number of messages in quick secession.

Sebastian Dröge (slomo) wrote :

A fix, taken from the upstream bug, will be uploaded right after beta-freeze...

Changed in gstreamer0.10:
assignee: nobody → slomo
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Sebastian Dröge (slomo) wrote :

Ok, uploaded now... will be removed from the queue after beta freeze :)
If there are still problems after the next gstreamer update please reopen this bug

Changed in gstreamer0.10:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gstreamer:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in gstreamer:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in gstreamer:
importance: Unknown → Critical
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