[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#496125: Bug#496125: libxml2: security fix does double free / segfaults (breaks Gnome apps)

Walter we3 at federatedrobotics.com
Sun Aug 24 04:38:09 UTC 2008

I'm running etch and it seems like it is being affected by this bug
also. Just after updating libxml2 to 2.6.27.dfsg-3 I was unable to open
any files with eog, nor eog alone. No error messages when run from the
command line, no pop ups. Upon rebooting gdm started but when starting
gnome, it would hang for a little while at starting the window manager,
and then stop with the top and bottom panels drawn with nothing in them,
no menus, icons, or applets, just blank panels. No response from the

Downgrading from 2.6.27.dfsg-3 back to 2.6.27.dfsg-2 fixed the problem.

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