pokerth crashes when trying to connect a LAN game

Bug #1023582 reported by Ghislain Antony Vaillant on 2012-07-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pokerth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On my setup, pokerth crashes 100% of the time when trying to create and join a LAN game between 2 computers running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

[Test Case]
1) connect your 2 computers running ubuntu on a network (in my case, on my internet routeur)
2) start pokerth on both computer
3) on one of the computer, click option 3 and create a LAN network game
4) on the other, choose option 4 and enter the ip address of the first computer (I used ifconfig)
5) progress bar gets stuck at 80% and pokerth crashes, nothing happens for the host computer

Expected behaviour: depends on the problem, but
1) it should not crash
2) it should display the reason of the failed attempt

[Regression Potential]
Low, the fix was commited to upstream Git ( two month ago and is in the current upstream stable release, working fine there and in Debian.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: pokerth 0.9.4-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jul 11 20:44:24 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: pokerth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Evgeni Golov (evgeni) wrote :


this *should* be fixed in 0.9.5. Can you try the version from If it fixes the issue, I will try to get a backport for Precise done.


Indeed it works with the version in this ppa. A backport would be very welcome. Thanks !

Evgeni Golov (evgeni) wrote :

Marking as "fix commited" here.

Changed in pokerth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Evgeni Golov (evgeni) on 2012-08-10
description: updated
Evgeni Golov (evgeni) wrote :


I have prepared an SRU for precise fixing this bug and #947159.
You can grab the source package at
Debdiff attached, but beware it does not reproduce the change of the pokerth.png for #947159 properly.


That is good news Evgeni. Thanks for your efforts to put this bug fix to a SRU.

Hello Ghislain, or anyone else affected,

Accepted pokerth into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in pokerth (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

Could anybody try this fix? I have only one pc, I don't have two ubuntu machines
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

I tried it and it works.

Thanks Ghislain, marking this as verification-done
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pokerth - 0.9.4-1+precise1

pokerth (0.9.4-1+precise1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * Stop crashing when starting a LAN game (LP: #1023582)
  * Add bigger icon (LP: #947159)
 -- Evgeni Golov <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:42:13 +0200

Changed in pokerth (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in pokerth (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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