Debian Bug report logs - #383018
perl-tk crashes when creating new MainWindow

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Package: perl-tk; Maintainer for perl-tk is Colin Tuckley <colint@debian.org>; Source for perl-tk is src:perl-tk.

Reported by: Michael Hartmann <michael.hartmann@as-netz.de>

Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:48:40 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: unreproducible

Found in version perl-tk/1:804.027-6

Done: Michael Schultheiss <schultmc@debian.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Michael Hartmann <michael.hartmann@as-netz.de>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: perl-tk crashes when creating new MainWindow
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 18:34:56 +0200
Package: perl-tk
Version: 1:804.027-6
Severity: grave

A few days ago I've installed Debian testing on my computer and recognized 
that perl-tk doesn't work. Everytime you try to create a new MainWindow it 
aborts.

estel@box /home/estel $ perl -MTk -we 'MainWindow->new'
8245384 is not a hash at /usr/lib/perl5/Tk/MainWindow.pm line 55.
Abgebrochen (German for Aborted)

I've also tried to compile the latest available version of pTk from cpan, but 
after installation: exactly the same problem. Properly this problem is not 
directly related to perl-tk, but maybe to X11/xorg.
Don't be too rude if this is the wrong place for this bug report. :)

I've also experienced this problem on a different machine running on Debian 
testing with latest updates (14th August 2006), but there are also other 
machines running on Debian testing without that problem. That's very strange. 
<wild_guess>Maybe there is just a file missing you still have on your 
computer when your installation is a bit older.</wild_guess>

I've added the output of strace as it is maybe not reproducable on your 
computer. Maybe there is a problem with Xcms.txt, but that's just a guess.
Strace output: http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/ptk_strace.

I'm really looking forward to a fix.

Thank you.

--Michael

---
additional information:
kernel: 2.6.17.7 (self compiled) and also 2.6.16 (package: 
linux-image-2.6.16-2-686)
libc6: 2.3.6-15



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Bug#383018; Package perl-tk. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Schultheiss <schultmc@debian.org>:
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Message #10 received at 383018@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Schultheiss <schultmc@debian.org>
To: control@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Michael Hartmann <michael.hartmann@as-netz.de>, 383018@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#383018: perl-tk crashes when creating new MainWindow
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 13:06:42 -0400
severity 383018 important
tags 383018 unreproducible
kthxbye

I'm unable to reproduce this issue.  I'll ask on the perl-tk lists and
see if I can find a fix.

Michael Hartmann wrote:
> Package: perl-tk
> Version: 1:804.027-6
> Severity: grave
> 
> A few days ago I've installed Debian testing on my computer and recognized 
> that perl-tk doesn't work. Everytime you try to create a new MainWindow it 
> aborts.
> 
> estel@box /home/estel $ perl -MTk -we 'MainWindow->new'
> 8245384 is not a hash at /usr/lib/perl5/Tk/MainWindow.pm line 55.
> Abgebrochen (German for Aborted)
> 
> I've also tried to compile the latest available version of pTk from cpan, but 
> after installation: exactly the same problem. Properly this problem is not 
> directly related to perl-tk, but maybe to X11/xorg.
> Don't be too rude if this is the wrong place for this bug report. :)
> 
> I've also experienced this problem on a different machine running on Debian 
> testing with latest updates (14th August 2006), but there are also other 
> machines running on Debian testing without that problem. That's very strange. 
> <wild_guess>Maybe there is just a file missing you still have on your 
> computer when your installation is a bit older.</wild_guess>
> 
> I've added the output of strace as it is maybe not reproducable on your 
> computer. Maybe there is a problem with Xcms.txt, but that's just a guess.
> Strace output: http://m19s28.vlinux.de/estel/debian/ptk_strace.
> 
> I'm really looking forward to a fix.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> --Michael
> 
> ---
> additional information:
> kernel: 2.6.17.7 (self compiled) and also 2.6.16 (package: 
> linux-image-2.6.16-2-686)
> libc6: 2.3.6-15
> 

-- 
----------------------------
Michael Schultheiss
E-mail: schultmc@debian.org



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From: Michael Hartmann <michael.hartmann@as-netz.de>
To: 383018@bugs.debian.org
Subject: perl-tk crashes when creating new MainWindow: solved
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 20:58:18 +0200
With a little help of a friend and some clues from various sites, I've finally 
solved the problem.

In fact it is not a perl-tk bug (as I guessed), but a problem with xorg in 
combination with a weird behavior of Tk.

Before the problem was solved, starting wish failed with that error message:

estel@box ~ $ wish; echo
Application initialization failed: this isn't a Tk applicationunknown color 
name "Black"
%
estel@box ~ $

At last I checked my xorg log file and there were these lines:
(**) RgbPath set to "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
(**) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
Couldn't open RGB_DB '/usr/lib/X11/rgb'

So a simple symlink solved the problem.

--Michael



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Message #24 received at 383018-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Schultheiss <schultmc@debian.org>
To: Michael Hartmann <michael.hartmann@as-netz.de>, 383018-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#383018: perl-tk crashes when creating new MainWindow: solved
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:19:09 -0400
Michael Hartmann wrote:
> With a little help of a friend and some clues from various sites, I've
> finally solved the problem.

Thanks for the followup.  Closing this bug.

-- 
----------------------------
Michael Schultheiss
E-mail: schultmc@debian.org



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