Inkscape SEGFAULTs immediately

Bug #628968 reported by Radomír Černoch on 2010-09-02
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: inkscape

After starting "inkscape", the only thing which happens is the following output to the console:

Segmentation fault

I have encountered this bug only on 64-bit Ubuntu. My other computer with Ubuntu 10.04 under similar configuration, but 32-bit architecture, runs inkscape without any problems.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: inkscape 0.47.0-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 2 18:39:15 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: inkscape

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Hi Radomir,

Please could you try to collect a backtrace as described at

The developers will need to see this information to investigate this further. Many thanks.

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete

Dear Alex,

the backtrace is uploaded in post #3.


Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Thanks Radek. The backtrace looks pretty complete. Summary copied as follows:

#0 0x00007ffff1132c06 in GC_malloc (bytes=256) at thread_local_alloc.c:176
#1 0x000000000071bc9f in Inkscape::GC::Core::malloc (doc=0x1116320, default_ns=0x0) at ./gc-core.h:74
#2 operator new (doc=0x1116320, default_ns=0x0) at ./gc-core.h:148
#3 Inkscape::GC::Managed<(Inkscape::GC::ScanPolicy)0, (Inkscape::GC::CollectionPolicy)0>::operator new (doc=0x1116320, default_ns=0x0) at ./gc-managed.h:35
#4 sp_repr_do_read (doc=0x1116320, default_ns=0x0) at xml/repr-io.cpp:414
#5 0x000000000071bf24 in sp_repr_read_mem (buffer=<value optimized out>, length=16723, default_ns=0x0) at xml/repr-io.cpp:328
#6 0x000000000047f065 in Inkscape::Preferences::_loadDefaults (this=0x110d880) at preferences.cpp:119
#7 0x000000000048036c in Preferences (this=0x110d880) at preferences.cpp:97
#8 0x00000000006e0bc0 in Inkscape::Preferences::get () at ./preferences.h:434
#9 injectCustomSize () at widgets/icon.cpp:672
#10 0x00000000006e1105 in sp_icon_get_phys_size (size=-134557312) at widgets/icon.cpp:720
#11 0x00000000004537fd in sp_main_gui (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffe888) at main.cpp:930
#12 0x0000000000452db9 in main (argc=1, argv=<value optimized out>) at main.cpp:685

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → New
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-09-02
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Inkscape SEGFAULTs immediatelly
+ Inkscape SEGFAULTs immediately
tags: added: crash
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Hi Radomir,

inkscape_0.48.0-1ubuntu1 is now available for Ubuntu. Please could you try it, and let us know if you still experience this bug?

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete

Hi Alex,

OK, where can I find it?

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Hi Radomir,

Sorry about the slow response. You'll automatically get inkscape_0.48.0-1ubuntu1 if you upgrade your system to the next version of Ubuntu (Maverick Meerkat). The Beta version is now available if you'd like to do that.

Alternatively, you could manually download the new Inkscape package from (the links are at the bottom of the page.)

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Hi Radek,

Did you get a chance to try the new package yet?



Yes, I have tried by upgrading to 10.10, but the error is still there.

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

OK, thanks for letting us know.

@upstream - any suggestions about this one?

Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
status: New → Triaged
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Triaged
Alan Robertson (alanr-unix) wrote :

I have a similar problem - on 64-bit Ubuntu Inkscape 0.48.0 r9654 - when I start Inkscape, it starts, but then whenever I select Document Properties - it crashes immediately.

Since the first thing I always do is set up the page size and orientation, this means I can do very little with it.

Let me know if you want me to create a separate bug, or leave it with this one.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

@Alan Robertson - please see bug #658055 (it is fixed for Inkscape in 0.48.1)

Beluga (buovjaga) wrote :

Is this still valid for 0.91?

Inkescaper (stephane-lecolier) wrote :


I have the same issue by using Inkscape 0.92.2 from command line.

Segmentation fault message appears just after typing command line.

It concerns Windows deliveries: 32 & 64 bits (0.92.2 build 5c3e80d - 2017-08-06)

However Inkscape is starting correctly by using GUI interface.

Consider this matter with highest priority as it prevent us to switch to this release.

Best Regards,

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