Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark 2.01 packages in Ubuntu ppa
From: Peter Wu <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:11:23 +0100
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 11:52:39AM +0100, Bálint Réczey wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 2016-01-09 16:40 GMT+01:00 Peter Wu <[email protected]>:
> > Hi Bernard,
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 12:31:12PM -0500, bernard ck Wong wrote:
> >> I have installed wireshark2.01 from the wireshark stable ppa on Wily (64
> >> bit) and wireshark-gtk crashes immediately. The errors are in attachment.
> >> The  package for vivid 64 bit works without issue though.
> >>
> >> I just compiled 2.01 from source and it didn't crash.
> >
> > Can you please post the outptu of:
> >
> >     tshark -G currentprefs | grep gui.layout_type
> >
> > If it is "#gui.layout_type: 1" (or something in the range 1-6) and still
> > crashes, then maybe some memory is scribbled. Can you try to reproduce
> > the issue with a clean configuration? Example:
> >
> >     HOME=/tmp/wshome wireshark
> I have reproduced the issue in a clean Wily VM.
> And did short triaging:
> 
> #4  0x00005653770ef3e3 in main_widgets_rearrange () at
> /home/vagrant/wireshark-2.0.1+g59ea380/ui/gtk/main.c:3491
> 3491            g_assert_not_reached();
> (gdb) p prefs.gui_layout_type
> $1 = layout_unused
> 
> Recompilation does not help and the preferences file is not created.
> 
> The Qt version and tshark start fine.

Can you try this fix (for master, but should be backported too):
https://code.wireshark.org/review/13154

It also means that somehow the gui.layout_type field was set to 0... But
the default on master-2.0 is:

    epan/prefs.c:3032:    prefs.gui_layout_type = layout_type_5;

Does Ubuntu include a default prefs file having gui.layout_type:0?
-- 
Kind regards,
Peter Wu
https://lekensteyn.nl