FS#40734 - libc-2.19.so causes a bunch of programs to crash by segfault

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Juan Riquelme (soulchainer) - Friday, 06 June 2014, 15:22 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Friday, 06 June 2014, 16:21 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



libc-2.19.so, from glibc package, causes programs to crash by segfault.


[ 1162.409804] zeal[1459]: segfault at 7fff3a61bff8 ip 00007fc68276afb1 sp 00007fff3a61c000 error 6 in libc-2.19.so[7fc6826f4000+1a4000]

[ 8569.251174] gimp[4026]: segfault at 7fff78db4fd8 ip 00007f57c134c0ff sp 00007fff78db4fe0 error 6 in libc-2.19.so[7f57c12e2000+1a4000]

[12294.740719] thunar[4892]: segfault at 7ffff3a45ff8 ip 00007f9e2208e0ff sp 00007ffff3a46000 error 6 in libc-2.19.so[7f9e22024000+1a4000]

[18624.498266] mousepad[5689]: segfault at 7fff9d12efb8 ip 00007f659affa0ff sp 00007fff9d12efc0 error 6 in libc-2.19.so[7f659af90000+1a4000]

Additional info:
* package version(s) glibc 2.19-5
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:

Most of the programs (gimp, thunar, zeal-git in the examples, but I also suffer it with firefox and simple-scan and I guess this will happen with a bunch more using glibc) crash when you need to enter text in a text field, so:

- When you try to search a document in zeal and try to enter text → CRASH
- When you download a file in firefox and you want to name it to save → CRASH
- When you scan something with simple-scan and try to name the file to save → CRASH
- Idem when saving an image with GIMP → CRASH
- When yo try to rename a file in thunar → CRASH

Other programs, like mousepad, just crash spontaneously.

This happen when I upgrade the system today in my workstation. After that (I still didn't know what the error was), I upgrade my Arch in my laptop... and it has now the same error.
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Friday, 06 June 2014, 16:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#40658 
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Friday, 06 June 2014, 15:44 GMT
First, try downgrading libxcursor to 1.1.14-1.
Comment by Juan Riquelme (soulchainer) - Friday, 06 June 2014, 16:20 GMT
It was that easy... Thanks :)
This means the error is in libxcursor?
Anyway, I guess this will be fixed, eventually, no?

Many thanks again, Doug.