Bug#861989: nautilus: Nautilus freezes/crashes when right clicking and selecting properties for 1 or more files

Luke robotichead at gmail.com
Sun May 7 02:41:46 UTC 2017

Package: nautilus
Version: 3.14.1-2
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

1.) Open up Nautilus
2.) Navigate to a folder where you want to find the file size of contents
3.) Select the file(s)/folder(s), right hand click
4.) Click on the option "Properties" in the menu

Expected Results
Properties dialog will appear

Actual Results
Nautilus will lock up, will not be able to use it even if I have multiple
windows opened. Eventually Gnome will inform me that Nautilus has potentially
Other times, it has taken over a minute to load the properties dialog.

Does not happen all the time, about 50% for me. When it does occur Nautilus
will not open unless I either;
- Open using root permissions
- Use command 'pkill nautilus'

I can replicate this issue on two separate computers running Debian 8.7

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.7
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages nautilus depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.22-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.14.1-1
ii  gvfs                       1.22.2-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                2.14.0-1
ii  libc6                      2.19-18+deb8u7
ii  libcairo-gobject2          1.14.0-2.1+deb8u2
ii  libcairo2                  1.14.0-2.1+deb8u2
ii  libexempi3                 2.2.1-2
ii  libexif12                  0.6.21-2
ii  libgail-3-0                3.14.5-1+deb8u1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.31.1-2+deb8u5
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.42.1-1+b1
ii  libglib2.0-data            2.42.1-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-10      3.14.1-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.14.5-1+deb8u1
ii  libnautilus-extension1a    3.14.1-2
ii  libnotify4                 0.7.6-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0             1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0        1.36.8-3
ii  libselinux1                2.3-2
ii  libtracker-sparql-1.0-0    1.2.4-2
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxml2                    2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u4
ii  nautilus-data              3.14.1-2
ii  shared-mime-info           1.3-1

Versions of packages nautilus recommends:
ii  eject                      2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-13.1+deb8u1
ii  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic  3.12.0-1
ii  gnome-sushi                3.12.0-2+b1
ii  gvfs-backends              1.22.2-1
ii  librsvg2-common            2.40.5-1+deb8u2

Versions of packages nautilus suggests:
ii  brasero                3.11.4-1.1
ii  eog                    3.14.1-1
ii  evince [pdf-viewer]    3.14.1-2+deb8u1
ii  totem                  3.14.0-2
ii  tracker                1.2.4-2
ii  vlc [mp3-decoder]      2.2.4-1~deb8u1
ii  vlc-nox [mp3-decoder]  2.2.4-1~deb8u1
ii  xdg-user-dirs          0.15-2

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