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0017048ScribusGeneralpublic2023-11-15 20:00
ReporterJamesMaynardGelinas Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.8 
Summary0017048: Scribus AppImage crashes on startup Ubuntu 23.10
DescriptionJust attempt to launch the appimage and it crashes now with a segmentation fault.
Steps To Reproduce$ ./scribus-1.5.8-linux-x86_64.AppImage

un experimental bundle that bundles everything
Gtk-Message: 12:11:26.759: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"
Gtk-Message: 12:11:26.785: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported


* ( WARNING **: 12:11:26.903: Pixbuf theme: Cannot load pixmap file /usr/share/themes/Yaru/gtk-2.0/assets/progressbar-horz-trough.png: Couldn't recognize the image file format for file '/usr/share/themes/Yaru/gtk-2.0/assets/progressbar-horz-trough.png'


( GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: 12:11:26.904: gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion 'GDK_IS_PIXBUF (pixbuf)' failed
Fontconfig warning: FcPattern object weight does not accept value [40 200)
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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related to 0016876 new AppImages don't work because all the paths are hard-coded 



2023-11-13 20:41

manager   ~0050446

probably related to 0016876 .

there is a mismatch in the fontconfig versions.

sadly, still no clear idea how to solve this...


2023-11-13 21:31

reporter   ~0050450

I think you'll find Debian Testing does the same. So people migrating to new major releases with this issue will be coming down the road pretty soon.


2023-11-14 07:31

manager   ~0050452

@james: the problem is that -- as long as we don't understand why the issue happens -- if i modify the appimage in the way suggested in the other ticket, there is some risk that it will then work with newer versions of fontconfig but not with the older ones... which is not that nice.


2023-11-14 15:58

reporter   ~0050458

Fair enough. I don't want to proscribe a supposedly correct action here. This is not my project and I don't know the details about what's going on either. My point is just to say, the combined userbase of Debian and Ubuntu is pretty large. So digging into this and seeking resolution - especially before Ubuntu 24.04 is released - is probably warranted. I use Scribus, but I'm not hurting here. So please don't feel like I'm making a big stink.


2023-11-14 17:52

manager   ~0050460

i've put in 0016876 a "solution": just delete the ~./fontconfig-scribus directory.

i can put a notice about this in the place where i provide the direct links to the "nightly" appimage.


2023-11-15 19:03

administrator   ~0050471

We will be releasing 1.6 - the standard installation process for apps in Debian/Ubuntu should then be used, not app images which are clearly part of a broken system. Nothing in these errors actually relates to Scribus code itself.


2023-11-15 20:00

manager   ~0050472

as far as i can tell, none of scribus or appimage are the culprits here.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-11-13 20:14 JamesMaynardGelinas New Issue
2023-11-13 20:40 ale Relationship added related to 0016876
2023-11-13 20:41 ale Note Added: 0050446
2023-11-13 21:31 JamesMaynardGelinas Note Added: 0050450
2023-11-14 07:31 ale Note Added: 0050452
2023-11-14 15:58 JamesMaynardGelinas Note Added: 0050458
2023-11-14 17:52 ale Note Added: 0050460
2023-11-15 19:03 cbradney Note Added: 0050471
2023-11-15 20:00 ale Note Added: 0050472