[Aptitude-devel] [aptitude-gtk] errors

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 10:36:28 UTC 2008

Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 10:53:44PM +0100, Grammostola Rosea <rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> was heard to say:
>> Daniel Burrows wrote:
>>>   Go to http://packages.debian.org/aptitude and click on the
>>> "experimental" link.  The package page should link to pages for its
>>> dependencies (such as libept).  Good luck!
>>>   Daniel
>> Ok, I installed it, but it crashes:
>> $ sudo aptitude
>> Segmentation fault
>   Hm, I don't know what would be causing that.  If you install the
> matching aptitude-dbg package (the one from experimental), you could
> run "gdb aptitude", then type "run" and, when it crashes, "where" to
> get a backtrace.
ok, thanks:

gdb aptitude
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Starting program: 
[Thread debugging using libthread_db 
[New Thread 0xb68406c0 (LWP 
[New Thread 0xb515eb90 (LWP 
[New Thread 0xb495db90 (LWP 
[Thread 0xb495db90 (LWP 3361) 

(aptitude:3357): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_text_buffer_emit_insert: assertion 
`g_utf8_validate (text, len, NULL)' 

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread 0xb68406c0 (LWP 3357)]        
0xb6aa2443 in strlen () from /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
(gdb) where
#0  0xb6aa2443 in strlen () from /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#1  0xb6c2996b in std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, 
std::allocator<char> >::basic_string () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#2  0xb7d1defb in Glib::ustring::ustring () from /usr/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1
#3  0x08150c7e in gui::DashboardTab::create_upgrade_summary (this=0x9339060)
    at dashboardtab.cc:141
#4  0x081d83aa in sigc::signal0<void, sigc::nil>::operator() 
    at /usr/include/sigc++-2.0/sigc++/signal.h:548
#5  0x0812a6ca in do_apt_init () at gui.cc:885
#6  0x0812fadd in 
sigc::pointer_functor0<void> >, bool>::call_it (rep=0x9217600)
    at /usr/include/sigc++-2.0/sigc++/functors/ptr_fun.h:77
#7  0xb7d1558a in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1
#8  0xb7c28271 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#9  0x091dea50 in ?? ()
#10 0x00000000 in ?? ()

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