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Old 11-25-2016, 08:49 PM   #1
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Claws-Mail Segmentation Faults


After months of trouble-free use, Claws-Mail has started to segfault on Mint 17 on my Zareason Strata laptop.

One thing I should point out it that I am currently stranded at my brother's place because of car trouble, and he has very slow wireless internet, because he lives in a rural area with no wired internet service. It's so slow that I have not been able to send an email from Claws; Claws errors on send. I have to log into webmail to send, though not to receive.

Nothing else has changed.

Here's some information about my system:

Code:
$ uname -a
Linux barracuda 3.13.0-92-generic #139-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 20:42:26 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.1
$ claws-mail -v
Claws Mail version 3.9.3
All updates have been consistently applied to my install.

I have no clues. Does anyone have one to share?

Last edited by frankbell; 11-28-2016 at 01:27 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2016, 10:57 PM   #2
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My 2.
0. File corruption. It can happen, even cosmic rays can flip bits on hard drive, it is called bitrot, rare but not impossible. Or the hard drive is developing a bad sector.
1. Some upgrade caused it. When an app is compiled it gets linked against static libraries, upgrading those libraries can introduce a breakage, it is not supposed to happen but you never know.
2. RAM error. Which is unlikely if this is just one app segfaulting. Anything in dmesg when it happens?
 
Old 11-26-2016, 02:20 AM   #3
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I use claws on a (very) slow link, but have never noticed such as this. Fedora in my case - was on 32-bit Fedora Pentium III for years as my mail client before I migrated it across to 64-bit. My "office" gets oldest stabilized equipment typically.
 
Old 11-26-2016, 05:07 AM   #4
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You're probably home now, but... I saw a few tangentally-net-related where it seg-faults.
-v a bit old: http://claws-mail.org/NEWS
ToDo: http://www.claws-mail.org/faq/index.php/Debugging_Claws
(but you probably didn't have enough bandwidth to apt install ...-dbg to CONTRIB a bug rpt)

Hope the car repair was easy. Best wishes (&happier holidays)!
 
Old 11-26-2016, 07:04 PM   #5
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I'll be home tomorrow. Claws the first thing I'll test when I can get back to this machine and have the time. I shall certainly report back when I have something to report.

I was getting seg faults with a Vivaldi Beta on another computer, but they went away after an upgrade, so I think they were software-related, because they went away when the software changed.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 04:10 PM   #6
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After I got home, I plugged in the laptop and booted it and Claws segfaulted after about 20 minutes (that's been about the interval between crashes since this problem started several days ago).

I fired up Synaptic, removed Claws (not a "complete removal"), and reinstalled it. It's been stable now for about five hours.

I'll update this thread further if something happens or mark it solved if Claws is still stable after 24 hours.

While at my brother's, I was using the "Suspend" option much more than usual because of needing to move the box about the house. My tentative theory is that perhaps maybe possibly something went awry with Claws during the suspend process. We shall see what happens.

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