[Maverick] Rhythmbox fails to start

Bug #625912 reported by Lollerke on 2010-08-28
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #626252: Rhythmbox crashes on startup. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

If I start Rhythmbox the main window appears for 2 seconds and suddenly closes.

Last messages in debug mode:

(18:37:26) [0x94fce68] [rb_property_view_selection_changed_cb] rb-property-view.c:834: selection changed
(rhythmbox:3376): RhythmDB-WARNING **: Unexpected entry type
(rhythmbox:3376): RhythmDB-WARNING **: Attempt to read 'type' of unhandled type GObject
**
RhythmDB:ERROR:rhythmdb-query.c:480:rhythmdb_read_encoded_property: code should not be reached
Terminated

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: rhythmbox 0.13.0git20100819-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.26-generic 2.6.35.3
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Aug 28 18:39:41 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100827)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=hu_HU.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: rhythmbox

Lollerke (pumba88) wrote :
Lollerke (pumba88) wrote :
Jeff Stone (stone1343) on 2010-08-28
Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jeff Stone (stone1343) wrote :

I reproduced this using this morning's Ubuntu Maverick build (20100828). Fresh install, startup Rhythmbox it comes up briefly then crashes

Jeff Stone (stone1343) wrote :
Jeff Stone (stone1343) wrote :

BTW, clicking on the /var/crash/rhythmbox.1000.crash file says

The problem cannot be reported:

The program crashed on an assertion failure, but the message could not be retrieved. Apport does not support reporting these crashes.

so don't know how much else I can reproduce for now...

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) wrote :

Apport cannot report this problem (assertion error) hence the crash file

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
pinzia (pinzia) wrote :

same problem here maverick merkat alpha 3

Jason J. Herne (hernejj) wrote :

A full back trace (taken with debugging symbols installed) can be found here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/624982/comments/11

Here is a possible workaround...
I erased my rhythmbox configuration directory and copied my old one from my Karmic partition and it started right up! :)

rm -rf ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/
cp -a /media/karmic_OLD/.local/share/rhythmbox/ ~/.local/share/

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