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Re: Fwd: ABRT report for package kicad has reached 10 occurrences


On 11/26/18 4:57 PM, Steven A. Falco wrote:
> On 11/26/18 3:30 PM, Simon Richter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 26.11.18 17:52, Steven A. Falco wrote:
>>> Since I am one of the packagers for KiCad for Fedora, I get "abort" reports that Fedora has collected from users.
>>> I'm forwarding one of the reports to see if there is any interest in this data by any KiCad developers.  Please let me know if it is helpful, or if I should just disregard these abort reports.
>> We've had a similar report on IRC a week ago.
>> - Is that KiCad 4.0.7, or the 5.0 series?
>> - Did the kicad package or one of its dependencies change in the last
>> days (because it looks like we have >10 reports in just two days).
>>    Simon
> I'd guess that this is the 5.0 series, because the bug was reported in Fedora 29, and 4.0.7 is not available for Fedora 29.  But someone might have installed an older kicad manually, though.  I'll try to get more information.  What the web page shows is very sketchy.
> As to what else might have changed, these are the dependencies shown in the back-trace:
> Nov 19th	lib64/libc.so.6
> No change	lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
> No change	lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
> No change	lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
> No change	lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
> No change	lib64/libwx_baseu-3.0.so.0
> No change	lib64/libwx_gtk2u_core-3.0.so.0
> So only libc changed - on November 19th.
> If I get more info I'll let you know.

I haven't found a way yet to get detailed data from the high-level "Fedora bug reporter" web site, but I did find a number of KiCad bugs logged in Fedora's Bugzilla.  Some of them were created by the ABRT tool, but none are from KiCad 5.  In general, it looks like most of the reported bugs are related to DRC crashes in KiCad 4.0.7.  There is a lot more detail in the individual bugs if anyone cares to look:

bug 1507256 	kicad-4.0.7-2.fc27	2017-10-28	Claimed that modules like "through hole resistors" are missing

bug 1571856 	kicad-4.0.7-1.fc27	2018-04-25	Moving components in eschema or pcbnew (using the default canvas) causes a complete application crash

bug 1577065 	kicad-4.0.7-3.fc28 	Sun 09:30	When running design rules check (DRC) in KiCAD's pcbnew tool, the application crashes completely.

bug 1577671 	kicad-4.0.7-3.fc28 	2018-05-13	after finishing routing my pcb layout i run the DRC and it sudnely freezes kicad and kicad exits

bug 1586192 	kicad-4.0.7-3.fc28 	2018-06-05	Whe i've tried "Start DRC"

bug 1596959 	kicad-4.0.7-3.fc28 	2018-06-30	Pcbnew -> Perform design rules check -> Start DRC. The program crashes

Is it the team's policy that no remaining 4.x bugs will be fixed?  If so, it might make sense to annotate the bugs, indicating that users should upgrade to 5.x.  Please let me know.


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