Re: Gnome hosed--theme crashing!
Christian Jaeger wrote:
Mumia W.. wrote:
On 08/25/2008 09:12 PM, ZephyrQ wrote:
PauL Lane wrote:
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 08:38:00PM -0500, PauL Lane wrote:
Hello, have you recently upgraded libxml2? I had the same problem.
Try; $ dpkg -l libxml2
If it comes back;
ii libxml2 2.6.27.dfsg-3 GNOME XML library
Try downgrading to 2.6.27.dfsg-3.
Also have a look at;
My bad, should be downgrade to 2.6.27.dfsg-2.
I downgraded, but I'm still having the same problem with the themes
app in gnome (I can't change theme). I checked out the bug report,
but the fix requires me to start using unstable, and I'm not
comfortable enough (and don't have the time in the short term to
research) with pinning to try and 'mix' my etch sources.
Anything I missed?
Perhaps this is the problem:
Yes that's probably everything the same problem, bug 496125.
ZephyrQ: Are you *really* sure that you're running the previous
libxml2 now? What is dpkg -l libxml2 showing now?
Also: try to create a new user from the console ("adduser foo") and
log into that one, since the default theme of Gnome does not run into
the problem (at least not on Lenny).
Also, note that even if you don't manage to downgrade libxml2, you
could rebuild librsvg2 instead (which is, depending on viewpoint, the
real culprit here). "apt-get source librsvg; cd librsvg-*;
dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -b -r'fakeroot -u'" then install the
resulting librsvg*.deb's with "dpkg -i" (well, at least those which
you currently have installed, you could check with dpkg -l "librsvg*").
Also note that accordant to bug 496125, Mike Hommey, the libxml2
maintainer, has created a new libxml2 package which includes the
security fix in a way which does not change the size of structs so that
librsvg and other libraries which didn't allocate memory through the
libxml2 api don't cause crashes anymore. I don't know if and when that
version will be distributed to etch users, though. You could ask on the
debian-security mailing list.