software-center crashed with SIGSEGV in gtk_tree_view_set_cursor_on_cell()

Bug #637655 reported by Adam Guthrie on 2010-09-13
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

I clicked an apt:unrar-free link in my browser (Chromium)

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 13 23:53:34 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100803.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center apt:unrar-free
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 Segfault happened at: 0x1217e4d: mov 0x10(%esi),%eax
 PC (0x01217e4d) ok
 source "0x10(%esi)" (0x00000010) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%eax" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: software-center
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 gtk_tree_view_set_cursor_on_cell () from /usr/lib/
 gtk_tree_view_set_cursor () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/gtk-2.0/gtk/
Title: software-center crashed with SIGSEGV in gtk_tree_view_set_cursor_on_cell()
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Adam Guthrie (therigu) wrote :

 _gtk_tree_selection_internal_select_node (selection=0x0, node=0xa24b240,
 gtk_tree_view_real_set_cursor (tree_view=0x964c000,
 IA__gtk_tree_view_set_cursor_on_cell (tree_view=0x964c000,
 IA__gtk_tree_view_set_cursor (tree_view=0x964c000,
 ?? ()

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Adam Guthrie (therigu) on 2010-09-16
visibility: private → public
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this crash doesnt seem related to unity

affects: unity → null
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please try to obtain a backtrace following the instructions at and upload the backtrace (as an attachment) to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :


Thanks for your bug report and sorry for the delayed response.
As you may be aware, during each cycle a lot of work goes into
software-center. However, over time we build up a long list of
bugs which are most likely no longer present in recent versions
of software-center.

In an attempt to clean up the bug list for software-center I am
expiring this bug because it meets one or more of the following
- it would seem quite likely that this bug is no longer present
  in recent versions of software-center,
- the bug report does not contain sufficient information for us
  to reproduce and/or fix the bug,
- the issue is most likely in an external piece of code and has
  most likely been fixed since the bug was reported.

If you experience any problems in recent development versions
of software-center, please do continue to report new bugs.
Thanks again for your help!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-11-11
no longer affects: null
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