Package: eclipse
Version: 3.8.1-4
Severity: important

Hi, I have been trying to use eclipse for homework for an Android
application and I keep getting crashes with an insane frequency.

Upon inspecting the segfaults, I saw messages in my dmesg log pointing to
libsoup and I found:

There, some workarounds are offered, but the final conclusion seems to be
that the bug is not with libsoup, with with eclipse itself:

The bug in eclipse is filed at:

And a small patch is available at:

Can we have eclipse rebuilt with this patch, please?

This would make eclipse conform to the libsoup API of not passing a null
pointer when one is not expected (a correctness argument) and would probably
make these insanely frequent crashes that I'm seeing disappear (a usability

Thanks in advance,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
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  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.12-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
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Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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pn  eclipse-jdt  <none>
pn  eclipse-pde  <none>

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