Re: Source build of gnome-apt - source dependencies?
On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Tracking potato daily, using gnome-apt smart mark upgrade.
I'm glad someone is using it!
> It built OK. The trouble is, it now segfaults even sooner than it did
> before. The developers' version segfaults as soon as it has finished
> fetching packages; my version segfaults as soon as I ask it to fetch
> packages. The segfault is in some standard library (no symbols available).
> The upstream version has been broken for me for several weeks, but I don't
> know what broke it - that's why I was trying to build it for myself.
Ouch. Well, (unfortunately) nothing has changed about gnome-apt in the
last few weeks. So the problem must be some change in one of the
If you have symbols for at least the gnome-apt or libapt-pkg portion of
the backtrace, that might help track it down. Send the trace along if you
have it. If you can figure it out and send a fix, that would be very much
I should be able to return to hacking gnome-apt in only a few more weeks,
then some of this code rot will get turned around.