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FS#46252 - [xfce4-panel] segfault when choosing greybird theme

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by indianahorst (indianahorst) - Thursday, 10 September 2015, 23:11 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 15:27 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When choosing the Greybird theme in XFCE Settings Manager, the XFCE Panel starts to flash and crashes with an segmentation fault.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
extra/xfce4-panel 4.12.0-1 (xfce4)
local/xfce-theme-greybird 1.6.2-2 (xfce-themes-shimmer-collection)

* config and/or log files etc.
when starting the xfce panel com command line:

$ xfce4-panel

(wrapper-1.0:17721): xfce4-panel-wrapper-WARNING **: Background image disabled, "" could not be loaded: Failed to open file '': No such file or directory

(xfce4-panel:17717): xfce4-panel-WARNING **: Background image disabled, "" could not be loaded: Failed to open file '': No such file or directory
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Steps to reproduce:
Choose the Greybird theme in the XFCE Settings Manager and wait some seconds.

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Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 15:27 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Friday, 11 September 2015, 07:31 GMT
Please provide backtraces indicating a bug in xfce4-panel. You're using a very old theme from AUR, which also uses the Murrine GTK engine, which isn't the most stable project either.
Comment by indianahorst (indianahorst) - Friday, 11 September 2015, 08:04 GMT
Very old theme?! This version of greybird was released 2015-09-09! Which GTK engine provides more stability instead of murrine?
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Friday, 11 September 2015, 14:31 GMT
  • Field changed: Summary (xfce4-panel segfaults when choosing greybird theme → [xfce4-panel] segfault when choosing greybird theme)
  • Field changed: Status (Unconfirmed → Assigned)
  • Task assigned to Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Tempted to close this as an unsupported theme issue, but we'll see what the maintainer says.
Comment by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Friday, 11 September 2015, 16:43 GMT
It doesn't crash for me so it's hard to tell what the issue might be.

It would be helpful if you could rebuild xfce4-panel from ABS with debug symbols and then get a backtrace of the crash: