#56 --rescue command fails for versions newer than 0.3.7.3

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2010-05-10
2010-05-10
DodgeV83
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--rescue command fails for versions newer than 0.3.7.3

Problem:

Any attempt to use the --rescue command gives a segmentation fault.

Observations:

Version 0.3.7.3 is best at rescuing videos from 0.3.7.3, meaning the resulting video has less problems (navigation, proper display of length of video...etc) then when rescuing a 0.3.8 version.

Workaround:

Use recordmydesktop version 0.3.7.3 to perform the -rescue command.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Start recording a video

2. Stop the recording

3. Quickly copy the files from the /tmp folder before recordmydesktop removes them

4. Run the "recordmydesktop --rescue (path to files)" command.

You will receive a Segmentation fault error.

Note: Version 0.3.7.3 uses the "-rescue" command instead of the "--rescue" command from version 0.3.8.

Discussion

  • DodgeV83

    DodgeV83 - 2010-05-10
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    Anonymous - 2012-06-12

    I just want to share a workaround for this bug.

    I always got "segmentation fault" when using -rescue option (Ubuntu with recordmydesktop version 0.3.8.1+svn602-1ubuntu3). However I successfully rescued all of my crashed videos using version 0.3.7.3. So for anyone who wants to rescue crashed videos, try compiling version 0.3.7.3. You can replace the 0.3.8.1 binary but I think it's better to just rename it then copy the 0.3.7.3 binary to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.

    Hope that helps.

     
    Last edit: Anonymous 2013-11-26

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