libzmq3 crashes when 'getifaddrs()' is unavailable

Bug #1602900 reported by Adam Seering on 2016-07-14
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
zeromq3 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

libzmq3 crashes when used on a computer where the kernel is unable to provide any information about network-device addresses.

This is uncommon with normal Ubuntu configurations. But is currently always the case with Ubuntu as run under the new Windows Subsystem for Linux.

This has already been diagnosed and fixed upstream:

I have backported the fix; an updated package (based on the stock Ubuntu 14.04 package but with the backport as an added patch) is available in this PPA:

This has been reported in a couple other bugtrackers. Even with the fix in a PPA, there's still some amount of user confusion:

It would be great if this fix could be pulled into Ubuntu 14.04 directly, so that people stop hitting this bug.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in zeromq3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ipython:
status: Unknown → New
Luca Boccassi (bluca) wrote :

This is fixed since upstream version 4.2.0

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