Segmentation fault when running revelation without root privileges

Bug #302695 reported by Deapesh on 2008-11-27
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revelation (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: revelation

On Ubuntu 8.04.1, attempting to run revelation 0.4.11 without root privileges (either via command prompt or by clicking on the menu) and then clicking on the 'open' option in its menu bar, results in a segmentation fault.

Running it via sudo on the command prompt does not result in the crash.

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Here is the last part of the strace log:

open("/home/dea/.gtk-bookmarks", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 13
fstat64(13, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=141, ...}) = 0
read(13, "null,\"type\":3,\"value\":\"\"},{\"name"..., 8192) = 141
read(13, "", 8192) = 0
close(13) = 0
open("/home/dea/.gtk-bookmarks", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 13
fstat64(13, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=141, ...}) = 0
read(13, "null,\"type\":3,\"value\":\"\"},{\"name"..., 8192) = 141
read(13, "", 8192) = 0
close(13) = 0
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++

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$ sudo apt-cache policy revelation
revelation:
  Installed: 0.4.11-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.4.11-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.4.11-3ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

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Deapesh (deapesh) wrote :

I am not too sure if this is a consistent bug. Will attempt to reproduce it again later.

Deapesh (deapesh) wrote :

This bug is reproducible consistently for me.

Deapesh (deapesh) on 2008-11-29
description: updated
Waldir Leoncio (wleoncio) wrote :

I can confirm this problem. It is affecting Gimp, GThumb and OpenOffice here.

Waldir Leoncio (wleoncio) wrote :

It is also affecting gedit. Most probably, it is affecting enery single app I try that involves file opening and saving. :-/

Please help us, this problem is happening on my mother's computer, and telling her to open the terminal and write "sudo ooffice" or whatever is just gonna get her wishing she'd never left Windows. :P

Hew (hew) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. However, your crash report is either missing or challenging to deal with as a ".crash" file. Please follow these instructions to have apport report a new bug about your crash that can be dealt with by the automatic retracer.

If you are running the Ubuntu Stable Release you might need to enable apport in /etc/default/apport and restart.

If you are using Ubuntu with the Gnome desktop environment - launch nautilus and navigate to your /var/crash directory and double click on the crash report you wish to submit.
If you are using Kubuntu or Xubuntu you can file the crash using /usr/share/apport/apport-qt --crash-file=/var/crash/_my_crash_report.crash in a terminal - where _my_crash_report.crash is the crash you would like to report.

I'm closing this bug report since the process outlined above will automatically open a new bug report which can then dealt with more efficiently. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Changed in revelation:
status: New → Invalid
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