View Full Version : [ubuntu] Synaptic crashes and freezes lucid

May 3rd, 2010, 01:00 AM
When I search for "Name and Description" in synaptic's advanced search, it crashes with a segmentation fault. Sometimes, it freezes the computer completely and I have do a hard restart. The quick search is still working though. I went through the log files and found this

May 3 04:57:30 ubuntu kernel: [34247.902651] synaptic[9593]: segfault at 7fdb7013b400 ip 00007fd36fe380ae sp 00007fff2f418030 error 4 in libc-2.11.1.so[7fd36fdbd000+178000]
May 3 04:57:44 ubuntu kernel: [34261.252200] synaptic[9652] general protection ip:7f7d92ca874d sp:7fff2c7b5420 error:0 in libc-2.11.1.so[7f7d92c31000+178000]
May 3 04:58:02 ubuntu kernel: [34279.076060] synaptic[9707] general protection ip:7f2705d8b764 sp:7fff0753dc60 error:0 in libc-2.11.1.so[7f2705d14000+178000]
May 3 04:58:14 ubuntu kernel: Kernel logging (proc) stopped.

May 4th, 2010, 04:04 AM

May 4th, 2010, 09:05 AM
HI Viva

Have you checked for broken packages in Synaptic, under custom filters?


May 4th, 2010, 12:19 PM
There aren't any broken packages

May 5th, 2010, 01:38 AM
I tried to run it in a terminal and got this error message a few times.

*** glibc detected *** synaptic: malloc(): smallbin double linked list corrupted: 0x00000000030a5e00 ***

I'm attaching the complete error message

May 9th, 2010, 07:07 AM
I had exactly the same problem. It started after I compiled zlib 1.2.5 with the vanilla ./configure -> make -> sudo make install. After removing the zlib headers and libraries from /usr/local, the segfaults went away. It's a problem with the shared libraries. Building the static zlib library only is fine.

August 26th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Hey guys,
I also get this issue on lucid clean install also edubuntu/lucid clean install ..
It is a frequent problem and I generally have to ctrl+alt+F1 sudo -i killall synapitic
then log in open software sources and then open synaptic.
Irritating at best :)
Trying to remove /var/apt/cache/*.bin to see if that helps

August 26th, 2010, 03:49 PM
hey guys,,,
well the deleting of /var/cache/apt/*.bin files doesnt work
i am not sure of the solution for this ....but it is beginning to seriously affect the daily use of lucid.
Hope someone comes up with solution

September 9th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Only just stared having this problem on lucid now. It seems that metacity likes to crash at the same time. Very annoying and worrying problem to have indeed; lots of work to do, lots of packages to get installed first. If anyone has any helpful tips post em post em post em!

October 23rd, 2010, 11:51 AM
Ditto on experiencing this behavior recently. Does anyone know of a bug report to track?

October 23rd, 2010, 12:18 PM
This looks like the same problem:

October 23rd, 2010, 01:19 PM
Thank, however I don't see a process crash, just (via ctl+alt+f1) the synaptic process hung - the Desktop is frozen.

February 17th, 2011, 01:22 AM
It seens its a weird thing that always happen!
im a newbie, but this always works to me:
first start synaptic, then the system monitor ---> System> Administration >System Monitor
and kill the at-spi-registryd process as shown on image...
i dont know why but now it starts working fine!