Fedora 13 – Evolution problem – Program terminated with signal 6, Aborted. or [abrt] crash in evolution-2.30.1-5.fc13: malloc_consolidate: Process /usr/bin/evolution was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)

After the installation of Fedora13 finished on my laptop. I started to restore files, email accounts etc… Everything worked well untill I restored my evolution backup. Evolution was really unstable, I mean I was away from the keyboard and it was crashing. I was unable to read/write any email..

So I reported a bug on the redhat bugzilla using ABRT the tool in fedora, it detect when something crash and offer you to report the bug and send a backtrace here’s the bug report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596916

So Evolution was crashing with message like this:

crash  in evolution-2.30.1-5.fc13: malloc_consolidate: Process  /usr/bin/evolution was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
Program terminated with signal 6, Aborted.

I’ve talked with folks from Fedora project and nobody seems to have big problem with Evolution. So I started to look what’s wrong with my install! First, I started evolution in a shell to see the output… Here’s the result I got:

[rpurcell@t61ig ~]$ evolution
(evolution:15208): e-data-server-DEBUG: Loading categories from "/home/rpurcell/.evolution/categories.xml"
(evolution:15208): e-data-server-DEBUG: Loaded 31 categories

Untill here Evolution work fine. And…

bbdb: Buddy list has changed since last sync.
bbdb: Synchronizing buddy list to contacts...
bbdb: Done syncing buddy list to contacts.
*** glibc detected *** evolution: corrupted double-linked list: 0x09c873a0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========


I’ve cut some text.. But the important part is that once evolution start to sync the buddy list contact, it crashed.. So I removed the option from the preference menu => Mail preferences => Synchronize contact info and images from Pidgin buddy lists.

And voila! No more crash, Evolution is rock stable…

So if you have the same problem with your evolution on Fedora13, and this option is activated, disable this!! And if this fix your problem please post it on the bug report!


Author: Arsenick

Hi all! I'm a 27 years old guy from Quebec city, Canada. I've been playing with Linux since 1998 and start to earn my life using Linux and FOSS around 2005. Since then I've earned few certification and courses including CLP10 (Certified Linux Professional from Novell), RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer) and JBOSS Administration course. I'm a Linux sys admin and I'm working here in Quebec city for a small company who are RedHat Advanced partner since few years. So I'm trying to always keep me updated on new technology and new RedHat product. The best way I've found to do it is to use and contribute to the Fedora Community. So I've joined the community in mid 2009 as a Fedora Ambassadors, I still learning how everything work in a opensource community, but I really liked what I saw at the 2009 FUDCON in Toronto.

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