Thunar crashes when renaming file

Bug #1565319 reported by bob on 2016-04-02
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With the latest updates on Xubuntu 16.04 beta 2 I rename a file with the file browser.

It crashes about 5-10% of the time I rename a file. all the open file windows are closed. other running programs are not affected.

To replicate:

install the latest xubuntu beta ISO. open a folder in the user's home directory. create a new document by right clicking in the window. press f2 to open the rename dialog. give it a different name, and press enter.

repeat the f2 rename to new name step. after 10-20 renames, thunar will crash.

file system is btrfs in an encrypted partition.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch)
Release: 16.04

$ apt-cache policy thunar
  Installed: 1.6.10-2
  Candidate: 1.6.10-2
  Version table:
 *** 1.6.10-2 500
        500 xenial/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: thunar 1.6.10-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-16.32-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CrashCounter: 1
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sat Apr 2 10:32:02 2016
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/thunar
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-27 (6 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160323)
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/Thunar file:///home/username
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: thunar
 thunar_file_compare_by_name ()
 ?? ()
 ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 g_sequence_insert_sorted_iter () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
Title: thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in thunar_file_compare_by_name()
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip kismet lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

bob (xubuntu-r) wrote :
bob (xubuntu-r) on 2016-04-02
information type: Private → Public

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 #1495409, 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.

tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
bob (xubuntu-r) wrote :

1495409 cannot be found, so it is not a duplicate of it.

bob (xubuntu-r) wrote :

probably a duplicate of

beta 2 is for finding big bugs that will affect LTS users. This is definitely a big bug that should be fixed before the LTS release. I would even consider it a show stopper.

An LTS release should not be launched which cannot rename files.

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

@bob - we have a version of thunar in one of the team ppa's - can you test with that version and see if you can confirm fix please

(1495409 is marked private - hence not being able to see it)

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

nvm - I just confirmed it with the ppa version

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Artem (artem-arint) wrote :


Please say me how I can fix it? I will fix.

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