Re: evolution segfaults except when run in gdb
On Sat, 03 Mar 2012 13:14:10 +0100, Steven Post wrote:
> Since the beginning of this week evolution crashes on my user account.
> Running from a terminal window I see all plugins getting loaded fine and
> it starts to sync my imap account, then is suddenly disappears with a
> segfault in the terminal window.
If the last thing you can see before it crashes is the IMAP syncing
routine, have you tried to disable this account?
> The thing is, this doesn't happen on other accounts on this desktop,
> re-installation doesn't work, and I already cleared all evolution
> related settings and mail inside my home directory. It then runs
> normally until I add an account, then it is back with the segfault.
So the problem seems to be under your user's profile (have you tried to
reset/restore it? What DE are you running?) or you're having problems
with a specific account settings (it happens when you add any type of
account -pop3, imap, local mailbox- or just crashes with one of them?).
> I tried to obtain some kind of backtrace as suggested on , by running
> evolution from gdb. But when I try this, evolution doesn't segfaults and
> I can work normally.
It sounds like one of the Murphy's Laws: "a program never crashes when
you run it in debug mode" ;-(