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0011391ScribusUsabilitypublic2014-07-11 14:16
Reportermelanes Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
OSXubuntuOS Version12.10 
Summary0011391: Scribus Signal #11 crash after opening local file
DescriptionWhen opening a scribus file from within the program causes this error message: Scribus crashes due to Signal 11. Clicking ok forces the program to close. I am able to create a new document, save it, and then not be able to open it again after closing it.

I tried QT_ACCESSIBILITY=0 scribus from the terminal, attempted to open my document, and the program returned the error report and closed. The terminal reported:

Scribus Crash
Scribus crashes due to Signal 0000011
Calling Emergency Save
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Steps To ReproduceDouble click a scribus file from the window manager.


From within Scribus, click file open and navigate to the file and select to open.
Additional InformationMy version of Scribus:
Scribus Version 1.4.1.svn
6 February 2012
Build ID: C-C-T-F-C1.12.2
Using Ghostscript version 9.06

My system
Xubuntu 12.10, but also experienced same bug with 12.04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: scribus 1.4.0.dfsg+r17300-1.1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jan 9 11:36:23 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-04-25 (259 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: scribus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2013-01-07 (2 days ago)
TagsNo tags attached.



2013-01-22 16:41


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2013-01-22 21:00

developer   ~0029754

Maybe problem is in wrong preferences files?
Try to delete ~/scribus folder. It is folder where application`s preferences are stored and deleting it brings all preferences to default values.
Next create new doc, save it and try to open.


2013-01-23 18:52

reporter   ~0029759

Last edited: 2013-01-23 18:54

Deleting the preferences folder allowed me to open my document once from the window manager and once from within Scribus - only by deleting the preferences file first each time. After that, I could no longer open my document without Scribus crashing despite deleting the preferences folder.

Also tested deleting the preferences folder again. Opened Scribus and created a new document with various objects, saved it and closed it. I can open the test document from either the window manager or from within Scribus without any crashes.

I suspect that my original document is either corrupted or has some feature that causes the crash. This document has a few master pages, guides, and text boxes. I can submit this document for review if that would be helpful.


2013-02-02 00:42

reporter   ~0029781

I believe the original file corruption occurred when I tried to manage the master pages. That was one of the last operations performed prior to the crash. This was confirmed when I created a new document. I created some master pages then decided I didn't like them. Went to edit -> manage master pages. Selected the master page to delete. Sometimes the crash will occur after deleting just one and sometimes the crash occurs after deleting a second master page. I was able to reopen my document after the crash several times and repeated the procedure with scribus crashing each time. On the final attempt, I deleted one master page, hit file -> save, and then crash. Now my document does not open at all and crashes scribus each time I attempt to open it as described above.

Please advise if I should create a new bug report.


2014-07-04 03:34

updater   ~0032465

Does this issue still persist?


2014-07-08 13:36

updater   ~0032587

This is a good opportunity to fix crashes because the team is poised to release the new 1.5 dev release. You are invited to share further details such as the way we can reproduce this issue + the .sla file and any other details. If not we will close this issue soon.


2014-07-09 15:39

updater   ~0032626

If this issue persists on a a more current version of Scribus (specifically SVN) please file a new bug report with reproducible steps when possible upload the SLA file. Closing this for now.


2014-07-11 13:33

reporter   ~0032687

I updated to 1.4.3 and the issue was resolved.


2014-07-11 14:16

developer   ~0032688

Closing as fixed.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-01-22 16:41 melanes New Issue
2013-01-22 16:41 melanes File Added: Dependencies.txt
2013-01-22 21:00 cezaryece Note Added: 0029754
2013-01-23 18:52 melanes Note Added: 0029759
2013-01-23 18:54 melanes Note Edited: 0029759
2013-02-02 00:42 melanes Note Added: 0029781
2014-07-04 03:34 Kunda Note Added: 0032465
2014-07-04 03:34 Kunda Status new => feedback
2014-07-08 13:36 Kunda Note Added: 0032587
2014-07-09 15:39 Kunda Note Added: 0032626
2014-07-09 15:39 Kunda Status feedback => closed
2014-07-09 15:39 Kunda Resolution open => unable to reproduce
2014-07-11 13:33 melanes Note Added: 0032687
2014-07-11 13:33 melanes Status closed => feedback
2014-07-11 13:33 melanes Resolution unable to reproduce => reopened
2014-07-11 14:16 FirasH Note Added: 0032688
2014-07-11 14:16 FirasH Status feedback => closed
2014-07-11 14:16 FirasH Resolution reopened => fixed