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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0002793 [ardour] bugs crash always 2009-07-26 12:20 2010-04-24 03:31
Reporter fluteguy9283 View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution open  
Status feedback   Product Version 2.8.2
Summary 0002793: Ardour crashed immediately after opening or starting a new session.
Description After the initial startup menu the splash screen appears and says "Starting Audio Engine" then crashes.
Additional Information
Tags No tags attached.
Attached Files rtf file icon crashlog.rtf [^] (60,226 bytes) 2009-07-26 12:20
? file icon Ardour2.bin_2009-11-01-150743_xiuhtecuhtli.crash [^] (48,177 bytes) 2009-11-01 14:20
? file icon Ardour2.bin_2009-11-03-104205_xiuhtecuhtli.crash [^] (48,167 bytes) 2009-11-04 09:58

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2009-11-04 10:02: towynlin (US$ 5)

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(0006534)
nettings (manager)
2009-08-14 19:21

maybe you could hit #ardour-osx on irc.freenode.net and exchange some info with people there? i can't reproduce this (no access to a mac system).
(0007065)
towynlin (reporter)
2009-11-01 14:23
edited on: 2009-11-01 14:24

I get the same crash on PPC (please change Platform field of this bug). Crashlog uploaded 2009-11-01. BenLoftis2 on #ardour-osx took a quick look and said, "there's a font fix that's been checked in for testing, but I don't know for sure that this is the problem it fixes"

(0007073)
towynlin (reporter)
2009-11-04 10:00

With a test build (2.8.4/6006) I get the same crash. See crash log from 11/3 attached.
(0007075)
cth103 (administrator)
2009-11-04 17:05

Could you try doing a

rm -r ~/.fontconfig

in a Terminal window, and seeing if this helps?

This bug may be related to https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/415900 [^]
(0007076)
towynlin (reporter)
2009-11-04 18:25
edited on: 2009-11-04 18:27

A++!!! Thank you! :-)

I can confirm (at least on my PPC) that removing the fontconfig cache causes ardour to start without error for both Ardour release 2.8.3/5763 and the testing build I tried 2.8.4/6006. I have fontconfig@2.7.3 installed via macports. I also have Inkscape.app@0.46 installed in /Applications.

After removing the font cache once, Ardour starts no matter what. Ardour creates 4 font cache entries. Inkscape throws an unhelpful popup (and doesn't start) if the ~/.fontconfig directory doesn't exist, but works fine if the directory is created. Inkscape creates 20 font cache entries.

Thus, if you end up having to give these instructions to upgrading mac users, the command should be:
rm -r ~/.fontconfig/*

The two apps do not appear to interfere with one another at all after the font cache was removed once. It does not matter which order I start them in, and they can run at the same time without problem.

I can do my work now, so I'm happy -- just let me know who to pay my pledged $5 once the issue is resolved. I'm also happy to do further testing if anyone needs it. Cheers!


- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-07-26 12:20 fluteguy9283 New Issue
2009-07-26 12:20 fluteguy9283 File Added: crashlog.rtf
2009-08-14 19:20 nettings cost => 0.00
2009-08-14 19:20 nettings OS => Mac OS X
2009-08-14 19:20 nettings OS Version => 10.5.7
2009-08-14 19:20 nettings Platform => X86 (Native)
2009-08-14 19:21 nettings Note Added: 0006534
2009-11-01 14:18 towynlin Issue Monitored: towynlin
2009-11-01 14:20 towynlin File Added: Ardour2.bin_2009-11-01-150743_xiuhtecuhtli.crash
2009-11-01 14:23 towynlin Note Added: 0007065
2009-11-01 14:24 towynlin Note Edited: 0007065
2009-11-04 09:58 towynlin File Added: Ardour2.bin_2009-11-03-104205_xiuhtecuhtli.crash
2009-11-04 10:00 towynlin Note Added: 0007073
2009-11-04 10:02 towynlin Sponsorship Added towynlin: US$ 5
2009-11-04 10:02 towynlin Sponsorship Total 0 => 5
2009-11-04 17:05 cth103 Note Added: 0007075
2009-11-04 17:05 cth103 Status new => feedback
2009-11-04 18:25 towynlin Note Added: 0007076
2009-11-04 18:27 towynlin Note Edited: 0007076
2010-04-24 03:28 cth103 Category bugs => bugs2
2010-04-24 03:31 cth103 Category bugs2 => bugs


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