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Re: Segfault in SystemPreferences

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: Segfault in SystemPreferences
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:10:46 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20081227)

Andreas Schik wrote:
> Fred Kiefer schrieb:
> [snip]
>>> I still have a problem with SystemPreferences, though. The colours panel
>>> does not work. Clicking 'Show All' in this panel yields the following:
>>> 2009-06-08 16:01:23.133 SystemPreferences[12103] File NSString.m: 1237.
>>> In -[NSString initWithContentsOfFile:] Contents of file
>>> '/home/ahe/GNUstep/Library/Colors/System.clr' are not string data
>>> 2009-06-08 16:01:23.133 SystemPreferences[12103] Scanner initialised
>>> with nil string
>>> 2009-06-08 16:01:23.133 SystemPreferences[12103] Unable to read color
>>> file at "/home/ahe/GNUstep/Library/Colors/System.clr" -- unknown format.
>>> SystemPreferences does not respond for several seconds before it
>>> segfaults. The file is actually some binary stuff.
>> Just remove the file it will be regenerated the next time you start up
>> GNUstep. No idea what happened to it, though.
> This did not help. I removed the file, restarted the computer (BTW, what
> do you mean by 'start up GNUstep'?) and SystemPreferences and got the
> same effect.
> I checked the presence of that file and can confirm that it only
> appeared after I clicked the 'Apply' button in the colour prefs. It
> seems like the prefs module writes the file in another format than it
> actually wants to see.

Would you mind to send me that corrupted file, so I may have a look at
its format?

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