REGRESSION: vlc crashed with SIGSEGV in FcConfigFilename()

Bug #464211 reported by Aaron Mayse on 2009-10-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libass (Ubuntu)
vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vlc

Getting this crash after upgrade from 9.04. The same files (h264/AAC encoded video) would play just fine before the upgrade.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Thu Oct 29 22:25:30 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/vlc
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: vlc-nox 1.0.2-1ubuntu2
ProcCmdline: vlc /home/username/Videos/[SS-Eclipse]\ Seitokai\ no\ Ichizon\ -\ 04\ (1024x576\ h264)\ [E2A30569].mkv
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 Segfault happened at: 0x7feb83f7973a <FcConfigFilename+26>: movzbl (%rdi),%eax
 PC (0x7feb83f7973a) ok
 source "(%rdi)" (0x00000068) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%eax" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: vlc
 FcConfigFilename () from /usr/lib/
 FcConfigParseAndLoad ()
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ass_set_fonts () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/vlc/codec/
Title: vlc crashed with SIGSEGV in FcConfigFilename()
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Aaron Mayse (eyeless1) wrote :

StacktraceTop:IA__FcConfigFilename (
IA__FcConfigParseAndLoad (config=0x1b5a0a0,
ass_font_new (library=0x68, ftlibrary=0x68,
?? () from /lib/
?? ()

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
visibility: private → public
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Invalid
greg (grigorig) wrote :

libass 0.9.6 which ships with Jaunty/Karmic is really crusty (i.e. not that old but very outdated already). Updating libass to 0.9.7+ and rebuilding VLC will probably fix it. This should be fixed in Lucid.

Sebastian Ramacher (s-ramacher) wrote :

wily now has a new upstream release of libass. Is this still an issue?

Changed in libass (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for libass (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in libass (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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