synaptic crashed with SIGSEGV in vfprintf()

Bug #952392 reported by Marius B. Kotsbak on 2012-03-11
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Maybe related to bug #787173 / bug #839219.

Does not happen when running "sudo LANG=en_EN.utf8 synaptic".

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: synaptic 0.75.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.28-generic-pae 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 11 18:03:19 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/synaptic
ProcCmdline: /usr/sbin/synaptic
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 Segfault happened at: 0xb6831a14 <vfprintf+12836>: repnz scas %es:(%edi),%al
 PC (0xb6831a14) ok
 source "%es:(%edi)" (0xf7baa8db) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%al" ok
SegvReason: reading unknown VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: synaptic
 vfprintf () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 __vasprintf_chk () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 g_vasprintf () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 g_strdup_vprintf () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 g_strdup_printf () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
Title: synaptic crashed with SIGSEGV in vfprintf()
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-11 (0 days ago)

Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this crash and helping to make this software better. This particular crash has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #940621, so is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

visibility: private → public
visibility: private → public
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Probably related to bug #787173.

Seems Marius is right. I'm Norwegian too and this occurs on Synaptic 0.75.9ubuntu1 in Linux Mint 13 as well. Using sudo LANG=en_EN.utf8 synaptic works but is not very practical since the Package Manager entry in MintMenu is not editable, and also MintUpdate can not install updates because of this.

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