apport-gtk crashed with SIGSEGV in fread()

Asked by Benoit Chalvignac on 2012-04-13

Apport crashed while opening evince crash report.

Series of crashes of evince, apport, nautilus and firefox. Started happening after a mistaken update that installed unsupported packages.

Same behavior as in bug #979425, bug #977967 and bug #977917.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: apport-gtk 1.23-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-18.31-generic 3.0.26
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-18-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Fri Apr 13 18:55:04 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/apport/apport-gtk
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/share/apport/apport-gtk -c /var/crash/_usr_share_apport_apport-gtk.1000.crash
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: apport
 fread () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 ?? ()
 PyEval_EvalFrameEx ()
 PyEval_EvalCodeEx ()
 PyEval_EvalFrameEx ()
Title: apport-gtk crashed with SIGSEGV in fread()
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-11-17 (147 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

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This question was originally filed as bug #980983.

Not sure if the mentioned crashes are related to a mistaken upgrade that included unsupported packages. Forced most packages back to the last suported version (oneiric or oeinric-security) but may have missed some and same crashes still happen.

The larger upgrade was motivated by the unstable behavior of the Alt+Tab shortcut.

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

> upgrade was motivated by the unstable behavior of the Alt+Tab

Imagine you're not the only one to upgrade due to bug 916879.

If there is a separate /home consider fresh installation of 12.04 - saves time - an upgrade may take hours, a fresh install from usb-stick ~15 min. and - alt+tab isn't broken.
Daily current incl. latest bug fixes.


Indeed waiting for the alt+tab bug fix in 11.04 seems hopeless.
Slightly anticipating on the stable 12.04 release sounds the reasonable choice.

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.