Bug 142233 - I get SIGSEV or 11 SIGSEV everytime I try to launch Kontact
Summary: I get SIGSEV or 11 SIGSEV everytime I try to launch Kontact
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: kmail
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR crash (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
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Reported: 2007-02-26 18:25 UTC by Celine Desjardins
Modified: 2007-03-14 18:37 UTC (History)
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Description Celine Desjardins 2007-02-26 18:25:56 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.3)
Installed from:    I Don't Know
OS:                Linux

Hi,

I have a newly installed Mepis distribution and am completely new to this, but after trying several time to uninstall and reinstall both Kontact and Kmail, this is what i get with Kdb:

Beginning of debugger report ----
(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
(no debugging symbols found)
... (a bunch of those)
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1218992448 (LWP 10374)]
(no debugging symbols found)
... (a bunch of those)
(no debugging symbols found)
[KCrash handler]
#5  0x00000000 in ?? ()
#6  0x4e04dbc7 in EmotIcons::EmotIcons () from /usr/lib/libkdepim.so.1
#7  0x0805b4ad in ?? ()
#8  0x0817e550 in ?? ()
#9  0xbfdf2a00 in ?? ()
#10 0x08167bb0 in ?? ()
#11 0x00000000 in ?? ()

End of debugger report ---

I have no clue whatsoever as to what to do with this :-(

THANKS!
Celine
Comment 1 Thomas McGuire 2007-02-26 18:49:21 UTC
Does the same happen when launching KMail standalone?
Can you try to install the debug packages of kdepim, kdelibs and qt to get a better backtrace?
Comment 2 Celine Desjardins 2007-02-28 16:42:40 UTC
Hi Thomas,

Yes, it does the same thing for KMail standalone.

I have tried installing some kdepim packages, but I guess I did not install
the right ones, as I got no more info than what I have sent you. Should I
install developers' package? As for qt, there are several packages as well,
so I don't know which to install.

On top of that, I tried to install a newer version of KDE... but the
installer could not find OpenGL... same problem with finding the right
package to install.

I don't mind learning by trial and error, but I do miss a few cues as to
what to look for, or how to recognize the right packages.

Thanks for your help,

Celine

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Comment 3 Thomas McGuire 2007-03-11 15:05:59 UTC
> I have tried installing some kdepim packages, but I guess I did not install 
> the right ones, as I got no more info than what I have sent you. Should I 
> install developers' package? As for qt, there are several packages as well, 
> so I don't know which to install. 
I do not how Mepis names their packages.
For example, they could be named kdepim-dbg or kdepim-debug.
You need the debug packages of kdelibs, kdepim, qt and kmail (kdelibs-dbg, kdepim-dbg, qt-dbg and kmail-dbg) if they exist in Mepis.
You do not need developers packages (they should be named kdepim-dev for example).
Comment 4 Celine Desjardins 2007-03-12 16:56:32 UTC
Hi Thomas,

I've tried all sorts of things, but did not get much
more info on the bug. Then, I screwed up pretty much
everything when I tried reinstalling KDE. I
reinstalled several depending packages, and eventually
nothing worked anymore. 

I finally decided to install Knoppix Azur instead
(Kaella, the French version) in which Kmail and
Kontact work fine... except it destroyed my MBR! live
and learn. For now, I boot with the live CD and I hope
to go with Debian when I find out how to rebuild my
MBR (I still need my Windows OS for a couple of
programs).

Thanks for your help :-)

Celine
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Comment 5 Thomas McGuire 2007-03-12 22:14:57 UTC
I am sorry to hear that trying to help with this bug report screwed up your system.
Normally, the MBR shouldn't be overwritten. For example, my Kubuntu installation installed a nice bootmanager.
Reinstalling grub (the linux bootmanager) should fix this.
Good luck with Knoppix then!

Comment 6 Celine Desjardins 2007-03-14 18:37:05 UTC
Hi Thomas,

It was not the help that caused problems, but more
likely my brashness at installing stuff I did not know
really well. Grub had worked fine when I installed
Kubuntu and Mepis, but not with Knoppix.

The reason I did not stick with Kubuntu is that I
positively hate this sudo thing and not being able to
modify system file directly in a text editor and
having to go through console, line by line to do it
(for example, setting the fstab info). It ended up
doubling all the information in the file everytime I
touched it.

The problem with Mepis was Kontact and Kmail, and with
Knoppix now, it is Grub that is acting up... But I
shall win this ;-)

Thanks for everything!

Celine



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