** Changed in: appstream-glib (Ubuntu Zesty)
Assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) => (unassigned)
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gnome-software crashed with SIGSEGV in as_format_get_kind()
Status in appstream-glib package in Ubuntu:
Status in appstream-glib source package in Zesty:
Status in appstream-glib source package in Artful:
errors.ubuntu.com  is showing a high crash rate in GNOME Software. This
appears to be due to apt updates occuring outside of GNOME Software and
triggering access of a NULL pointer inside appstream-glib. Upstream fixed this
crash by correctly handling the NULL pointer in appstream-glib 0.7.0. I have
not been able to locally reproduce the issue.
1. Run GNOME Software
This crash doesn't show in errors.ubuntu.com.
This crash shows in errors.ubuntu.com.
Low, the fix is a simple check for a NULL value. It is already running this
way in 17.10 (no significant errors showing there).
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