Re: [dev] [bug] wmii segfaults on sudo wireshark

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:21:49 -0500

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 05:26:30PM +0100, dtk wrote:
>On 01/14/2011 04:52 PM, Kris Maglione wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 04:13:34PM +0100, dtk wrote:
>>> Running wireshark as my default non-priviledged user works fine, as does
>>> running wireshark as root under awesome/gnome.
>>> The wireshark splash displays nicely, showing the modules being loaded,
>>> and I can glance the error dialog stating that some lua functionality
>>> has been disabled, due to being run as root, before wmii crashes, gdm
>>> reloads and prompts me with the user selection to log me in again.
>>> Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
>> No. Can you perchance provide a backtrace?
>Actually, I don't know how to (besides compiling from source), since the
>binary from the ubuntu package doesn't contain debug symbols :/

Yes, compiling from source is the thing to do. I believe you can
do something like:

   DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="nostrip" make deb

Kris Maglione
The programmer, who needs clarity, who must talk all day to a machine
that demands declarations, hunkers down into a low-grade annoyance.
It is here that the stereotype of the programmer, sitting in a dim
room, growling from behind Coke cans, has its origins.  The disorder
of the desk, the floor; the yellow Post-It notes everywhere; the
whiteboards covered with scrawl: all this is the outward manifestation
of the messiness of human thought.  The messiness cannot go into the
program; it piles up around the programmer.
	--Ellen Ullman
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