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Bug 455108 - system-config-firewall crashes shortly after opening
Summary: system-config-firewall crashes shortly after opening
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-firewall
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-12 00:10 UTC by Greg Martyn
Modified: 2009-07-15 08:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-15 08:26:53 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
scf.txt (deleted)
2008-07-12 19:27 UTC, Greg Martyn
no flags Details
gzipped output of "strace -f -o scf.txt system-config-firewall" without crash (deleted)
2008-07-12 19:41 UTC, Andre Robatino
no flags Details
gzipped output of "strace -f -o scf.txt system-config-firewall" without crash (deleted)
2008-07-12 19:44 UTC, Andre Robatino
no flags Details
/etc/sysconfig/system-config-firewall (deleted)
2008-07-14 14:03 UTC, Greg Martyn
no flags Details
YUM update log (deleted)
2008-07-17 19:16 UTC, Jeff Griffin
no flags Details

Description Greg Martyn 2008-07-12 00:10:39 UTC
Description of problem:
system-config-firewall crashes shortly after opening. I can see the normal
warning dialog, but then the program disappears.

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

How reproducible:
always. it used to work though.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. as root, run system-config-firewall
2. see the window
Actual results:
the window disappears

Expected results:
i'd dismiss the warning dialog then use the program as usual

Additional info:
# echo $LANG

Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2008-07-12 04:36:54 UTC
It doesn't crash for me.  Are you running the latest version
system-config-firewall-1.2.10-1.fc9.noarch, and do you get any error messages if
you start it from the command line?

Comment 2 Greg Martyn 2008-07-12 05:00:16 UTC
system-config-firewall.noarch            1.2.10-1.fc9           installed

no error messages in the console..

Comment 3 Jeff Griffin 2008-07-12 19:06:16 UTC
I have the same problem here.. program just quits immediately after drawing the
main window and warning dialog. No error messages.

Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2008-07-12 19:16:31 UTC
How about running it from strace, as in

strace -f -o scf.txt system-config-firewall

to write the output to scf.txt.

Comment 5 Greg Martyn 2008-07-12 19:27:04 UTC
Created attachment 311649 [details]

it mentions a seg fault

Comment 6 Andre Robatino 2008-07-12 19:41:13 UTC
Created attachment 311650 [details]
gzipped output of "strace -f -o scf.txt system-config-firewall" without crash

For comparison here's the output when I run it and it doesn't crash.

Comment 7 Andre Robatino 2008-07-12 19:44:47 UTC
Created attachment 311651 [details]
gzipped output of "strace -f -o scf.txt system-config-firewall" without crash

For comparison, here's the output when I run it and it doesn't crash.  I
mistakenly labeled the previous attachment as type text/plain, even though it
was gzipped.

Comment 8 Thomas Woerner 2008-07-14 12:12:59 UTC
system-config-firewall-1.2.10 is working for me without any problems. Therefore
I need more information:

Is this a new installation or an update? Do you use s-c-fw for the first time?
Do you have a special network setup?

Please attach your firewall configuration file

Comment 9 Greg Martyn 2008-07-14 14:02:01 UTC
New installation
Not the first time -- it used to work.
No special network -- just WPA wireless.

Comment 10 Greg Martyn 2008-07-14 14:03:05 UTC
Created attachment 311702 [details]

Comment 11 Jeff Griffin 2008-07-17 04:02:50 UTC
The latest updates to Fedora 9 on Jul 16 fixed this problem for me.

Comment 12 Thomas Woerner 2008-07-17 09:33:16 UTC
What have you updated on Jul 16?

Comment 13 Greg Martyn 2008-07-17 13:04:12 UTC
system-config-firewall still does not work on my system.

Comment 14 Jeff Griffin 2008-07-17 19:16:45 UTC
Created attachment 312076 [details]
YUM update log

Not much else changed on my system other than the updates, so I have a strong
feeling that something on here might have fixed it. Could SCIM have something
to do with it?

Comment 15 Thomas Woerner 2008-07-22 12:12:13 UTC
I can not reproduce your problem. Please start system-config-firewall as root in
a shell in this way:

gdb python
(gdb) run /usr/share/system-config-firewall/

Please attach the debug output to this bugzilla.

Comment 16 Simon Rodan 2009-01-10 06:08:49 UTC
I am expereincing the same issue:

system-config-firewall.noarch          1.2.10-1.fc9

Launched from the command prompt, the dialog appears momentarily, as does the message box, and I get this in the terminal window:

( GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_simple_async_result_set_from_error: assertion `error != NULL' failed
/usr/share/system-config-firewall/ Warning: g_error_free: assertion `error != NULL' failed
  result =

( GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_simple_async_result_set_from_error: assertion `error != NULL' failed

( GLib-GIO-WARNING **: (gfile.c:5249):IA__g_file_load_partial_contents_finish: runtime check failed: (g_simple_async_result_get_source_tag (simple) == g_file_load_contents_async)

When run from gdb (see comment #15 above), the program runs correctly.

Comment 17 Thomas Woerner 2009-03-17 14:18:03 UTC
This seems to be a gtk problem. Do you have a special theme or icon set?

Comment 18 Greg Martyn 2009-03-17 23:40:13 UTC
No; I use KDE

Comment 19 Fedora Update System 2009-06-03 12:37:32 UTC
system-config-firewall-1.2.16-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.

Comment 20 Fedora Update System 2009-06-04 21:20:29 UTC
system-config-firewall-1.2.16-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing-newkey update system-config-firewall'.  You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 21 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:03:17 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 22 Bug Zapper 2009-07-15 08:26:53 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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