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Bug 8387 - gedit crashes on empty files
Summary: gedit crashes on empty files
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5565
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gedit
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-11 23:56 UTC by Stephen John Smoogen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-01-12 16:00:23 UTC

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strace of crash (deleted)
2000-01-12 14:41 UTC, Stephen John Smoogen
no flags Details

Description Stephen John Smoogen 2000-01-11 23:56:34 UTC
From testers list... entered for consistency sake:

Trond Eivind Glomsr|d <>
2) gedit, which is totally broken in 6.1 (why hasn't this been fixed - the
shipped version is really, really broken and a simple upgrade fixes
it. The shipped version segfaults if started with a file as an
argument. This is in bugzilla, and has been so since 6.1 shipped) is still
just as broken in 6.2

Alan Cox

I reported these to the gnome people wekes ago

gedit newfilename
plugins-wordcount -> crash

(or almost any option when there is no file in the editor)

Comment 1 Stephen John Smoogen 2000-01-12 14:41:59 UTC
Created attachment 53 [details]
strace of crash

Comment 2 Stephen John Smoogen 2000-01-12 14:43:59 UTC
This bug seems to be also 5565 and a couple of others. My recommendation is to
consolidate bugs into this one, and either fix or drop from distribution as this
is a rather common bug to "replicate". My two cents only of course :)

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-01-12 16:00:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5565 ***

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