[Users] Claws sometimes crashes

Ralf Hutter rhutter at posteo.de
Tue Jan 19 09:56:25 CET 2016

On Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:44:10 -0500 Steve Litt
<slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:41:36 +0100
> Ralf Hutter <rhutter at posteo.de> wrote:
> > It happened again last week, when i was reading and deleting (moving
> > to trash) just a couple of emails, one by one (but at that moment a
> > bit fast - could that be a problem?). Claws then closed rapidly. I
> > had a terminal open so i looked in there and copied the related
> > messages. Any ideas? Is something not right?
> I think your key activity here is to find a definition of "sometimes".
> How often? What are you doing when it happens? What are other apps
> doing? Especially other GTK apps? You might even try piping vmstat to
> a log, via suitable filters, to see the computer's state just before
> crash.
> If it happens only once ever few days, and you don't lose data when it
> happens, I'd personally ignore it. When it becomes more common it will
> probably be easier to figure out situations that make it happen, and
> once that happens you're dealing with a reproducible problem that's
> much easier to fix.
> Paul recommended upgrading Claws. I've done that in the past: It's
> doable, but it's not easy to compile up your own Claws-Mail on a
> distro with older libraries, and personally I wouldn't do it with the
> thought that it "might" fix the problem, unless the problem gets very
> hard to live with.
> HTH,
> SteveT
> Steve Litt 
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It happened maybe 3 times in the 3 months i am having this install. No
data loss, no problem with restarting.
Let's hope the best and not let provoke us...
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