Bug#427510: gconf2: multiple application failure on sparc64

J.J.Green j.j.green at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Jun 4 15:54:13 UTC 2007

Package: gconf2
Severity: important

This afternoon I did a regular dist-upgrade, and following it found that 
numerous applications fail including

 - iceweasal
 - evolution
 - epiphany
 - gkrellm

the apps start normally but after around 30 seconds just hang and are no longer 
drawn (eg, shade/unshade firefox and see just a grey rectangle). They are 
still in the process table an kan be killed with a kill -9

I do not know the cause, but since gconf2 was updated and all of the applications 
are gtk, this is my best guess, I could be wrong (in which case apologies!).

I have the same gconf2 on debian/x86 and PPC with no seeming ill


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: sparc (sparc64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-jjg (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gconf2 depends on:
ii  gconf2-common        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libc6                      2.5-9         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgconf2-4          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.12.12-1     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libxml2                    2.6.27.dfsg-1 GNOME XML library
ii  psmisc                     22.5-1        Utilities that use the proc filesy
ii  python                     2.4.4-2       An interactive high-level object-o

Versions of packages gconf2 recommends:
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.8.20-7   The GTK+ graphical user interface 

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