Segfault when trying to add a Windows printer via SAMBA

Bug #367473 reported by Matthew Cutts on 2009-04-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
system-config-printer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu 9.04, I'm trying to add a Windows printer via SAMBA. I click Browse..., find the domain/workgroup, click the triangle to expand it, then I click the triangle beside the Windows PC I want. The entire "Printer configuration" and all related windows close completely, and dmesg reports

[44291.812374] ppdev0: registered pardevice
[44291.860041] ppdev0: unregistered pardevice
[44293.282644] ppdev0: registered pardevice
[44293.328523] ppdev0: unregistered pardevice
[44293.744350] ppdev0: registered pardevice
[44293.792336] ppdev0: unregistered pardevice
[44343.815645] python[22224]: segfault at b4b24290 ip b4b24290 sp bf86a7c8 error 4 in lowcase.dat.samba3[b4b34000+20000]

I added a network printer just fine, but adding a Windows printer via Samba fails. On other Ubuntu computers, rebooting would let me add the Windows printer, but this computer consistently fails.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: yelp 2.25.1-0ubuntu5
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Matthew Cutts (cutts) wrote :
l2sho (adam-twardowski) wrote :

I'm seeing the exact same issue, although the exact error changes, but it's always a segfault in python. Here's 2 different errors that I got.

Apr 27 09:36:28 adam-ubuntu kernel: [231394.611225] python[8712]: segfault at b5416290 ip b5416290 sp bff22758 error 4
Apr 27 09:39:41 adam-ubuntu kernel: [231588.249167] python[8793]: segfault at 1ff ip b60e1292 sp bff264d0 error 6 in[b60c5000+3ec000]

l2sho (adam-twardowski) wrote :


I was able to successfully add a SAMBA printer by running system-config-printer from a command line and then using the gui. I'm not sure if this is a viable workaround or just dumb luck.

Matthew Cutts (cutts) wrote :

I tried running system-config-printer from the command-line but still got a segfault:
[129952.572077] python[26708]: segfault at b4ad5290 ip b4ad5290 sp bfb1bdc8 error 4 in lowcase.dat.samba3[b4ae5000+20000]

Matti Laakso (matti-laakso) wrote :

I got
[ 530.818002] python[6293]: segfault at b49bb480 ip b49bb480 sp bf803d20 error 4 in lowcase.dat.samba3[b49bf000+20000]

[ 614.407455] python[6668]: segfault at b541d480 ip b541d480 sp bfeda400 error 4 in[b5421000+2000]

Using system-config-printer from the command line I was able to add the printer successfully.

Peter Shaw (tr-spam) wrote :

I can confirm this bug for Ubuntu 9.04, Kernel 2.6.28-15 #48

[ 5239.767184] python[9968]: segfault at b5429290 ip b5429290 sp bfccfbb8 error 4 in lowcase.dat.samba3[b542b000+20000]
# Don't know if the next 3 lines are related to the bug
python: io/hpmud/jd.c 84: unable to read device-id
python: io/hpmud/jd.c 639: invalid ip
python: hp-makeuri[10045]: error: Device not found
[ 5304.910786] python[10006]: segfault at b4b33480 ip b4b33480 sp bffeebf8 error 4 in[b4b37000+2000]
[ 5488.390289] python[10110]: segfault at b4a6f480 ip b4a6f480 sp bfe2ad18 error 4 in[b4a73000+2000]

Kind regards

affects: ubuntu → samba (Ubuntu)
Scott Moser (smoser) on 2010-05-27
affects: samba (Ubuntu) → system-config-printer (Ubuntu)
gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Hello Matthew,
Thank you for submitting this bug and reporting a problem with the system-config-printer package. You made this bug report in 2009 and Ubuntu and the system-config-printer package have been updated since then.

Could you confirm that this is no longer a problem and that we can close the ticket?
If it is still a problem, are you still interested in finding a solution to this bug?
If you are, could you let us know and, in the current version, could you run the following (only once):
apport-collect 367473
and upload the updated logs and and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Thank you again for helping make Ubuntu better.
[Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager]

Changed in system-config-printer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for system-config-printer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in system-config-printer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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