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Bug 154246 - kbuildsycoca crashes with signal 11 on kde startup
Summary: kbuildsycoca crashes with signal 11 on kde startup
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdelibs
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-04-08 18:13 UTC by Mickey Stein
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-13 13:12:11 UTC

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This was the kbuildsycoca dump from the popup during kde startup. (deleted)
2005-04-08 18:15 UTC, Mickey Stein
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As asked for "". (deleted)
2005-04-08 19:56 UTC, Mickey Stein
no flags Details

Description Mickey Stein 2005-04-08 18:13:27 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041109 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
I use $startx to start kde from init level 3 on the latest rawhide. After today's updates, (I suspect kdelibs in particular), kde starts, but when parsing the first few of it's components on the splashscreen, a 'crash popup' shows behind the splash which is a dump of kbuildsycoca. The dump will be attached.

I tried this two ways: 

  1) As a new user with no $HOME/.kde directory
      - This crashed many times rather than once, and couldn't complete kde 

  2) As an old user with a .kde dir that was working fine before today's updates. 
      - This crashed once, and after I saved and closed the crash popup, 
        kde 'appears' to run ok.

---- Kbuildsycoca crash popup contents ------

I'll submit as attachment after the initial report.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kdelibs-3.4.0-3 from 08Apr05 rawhide
2. start kde using /usr/bin/startx from lvl 3 with or without a .kde directory.
3. note any kbuildsycoca popups/crashes 

Actual Results:  Kde either crashed if no .kde directory with multiple popups, or if .kde exists and was ok before, then only a single kbuildsycoca popup appeared but kde functioned.

Expected Results:  Normal kde startup, no popups, no crashes.

Additional info:

My system:

1) All rawhide up to 08Apr05.
2) Latest -Bk kernel (2.6.12-bk2)

Comment 1 Mickey Stein 2005-04-08 18:15:48 UTC
Created attachment 112868 [details]
This was the kbuildsycoca dump from the popup during kde startup.

If you're starting kde without a .kde directory, then you'll get a large number
of these dumps. All appear to be similar, but are happening on various events.

Comment 2 Mickey Stein 2005-04-08 18:40:45 UTC
And finally: It took me awhile to find the prior version of kdelibs to test
reversion. The result was this:

Reverted to kdelibs-3.4.0-2, (and -devel) and the kbuildsycoca dumps are gone in
both .kde and non .kde directories. It works fine.

I was also concerned that I'd recently installed glibc without restarting kde,
but this seems to be a kdelibs situation.

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2005-04-08 19:14:48 UTC
could you please attach the /etc/xdg/menus/

does it work if you just remove the file /etc/xdg/menus/


Comment 4 Mickey Stein 2005-04-08 19:56:58 UTC
Created attachment 112873 [details]
As asked for "". 

Removing it didn't cause the problem to go away. Is there a -debuginfo for that
version of kdelibs? If not, I suppose I can try a rpmbuild from the .src.rpm
and use that. I know my crash-log isn't too informative without symbols.

Comment 5 Sammy 2005-04-08 20:19:44 UTC
I can confirm the same crash with -3 version. 

Comment 6 Ngo Than 2005-04-08 21:38:45 UTC
it's strange, are you sure that you have removed the

it works for me after removing this file!

Comment 7 Ngo Than 2005-04-08 21:41:49 UTC
if you overwrite /etc/xdg/menus/ with
/etc/xdg/menus/, does it still crash ?

cp -f /etc/xdg/menus/ /etc/xdg/menus/

Comment 8 Mickey Stein 2005-04-08 22:51:56 UTC
My mistake ;) :: 

I'd made a backup xdg directory and removed it from there somehow. Yes, it works
fine if I get rid of that file. Thanks.

Meanwhile, I'm building the -debug*.rpm for kdelibs from source. If there's any
other tests you'd like me to run, just say the word.

Comment 9 Ngo Than 2005-04-09 10:08:40 UTC
please don't use the kdelibs-3.4.0-3 in the rawhide, it's broken because of new
gcc-4.0.0-0.40, which miscompiled kde/qt :(

for more infos #154294

Comment 10 Ngo Than 2005-04-13 13:12:11 UTC
it's already fixed in kdelibs-3.4.0-4, which is available in rawhide.

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