texstudio ofen crashes on MacOS X :-(

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elwood151
2011-12-15
2012-10-17
  • Jan  Sundermeyer

    Jan Sundermeyer - 2011-12-16

    can you generate a backtrace ?
    (run texstudio from gdb, gdb texstudio, run, bt or use qt-creator. you need a
    debug build)
    Anything special you do before the crashs ?

     
  • elwood151

    elwood151 - 2011-12-16

    @jsundermeyer:

    thanks, I'll try to generate the backtrace as you described it.

    I'm not sure if something special happened before the crashes. It could have
    been at the same time when I compiled the open dodcument(s) from within the
    terminal - could that affect texstudio?

    Furthermore, I'm having the MacOS X crash logs - I'm not sure if they could be
    helpful for you. However I do not want to post them here - to which e-mail
    address can I send the reports?

    Kind regards

    elwood151

     
  • elwood151

    elwood151 - 2011-12-16

    I tried to launch texstudio with gdb from the Terminal, it opens (also the tex
    files which were open in the last session), but then it seems to crash
    instantly - I can not do anything.

    That's the terminal output:

    gdb texstudio.app/
    GNU gdb 6.3.50-20050815 (Apple version gdb-1515) (Sat Jan 15 08:33:48 UTC
    2011)
    Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
    welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
    Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
    There is absolutely no warranty for GDB. Type "show warranty" for details.
    This GDB was configured as "x86_64-apple-darwin"...Reading symbols for shared
    libraries ........... done

    (gdb) run
    Starting program:
    /Applications/_Software/TeX/texstudio.app/Contents/MacOS/texstudio
    Reading symbols for shared libraries .++++++++++..............................
    ...................................................................... done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries .. done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
    "\splitterm" : ""
    "\realstretch" : "#1"
    "\temp" : ""
    "\splitterm" : ""
    "\realstretch" : "#1"
    "\temp" : ""

    Program received signal EXC_BAD_ACCESS, Could not access memory.
    Reason: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at address: 0xbf7fff3c
    0x991e4c06 in szone_malloc_should_clear ()
    (gdb)

    Am I doing something wrong?
    Do I need admin rights for gdb? (I'm doing that in a normal account)

     
  • elwood151

    elwood151 - 2011-12-16

    hmm
    I just opened texstudio.app "normally" by double clicking.
    It launches (also the last 2 .tex files)
    I hit F3 to jump from the source to the PDF (Skim.app is configured as viewer,
    up to now this was always working well) and texstudio instantly crashes.

    What has changed:
    in the last days I installed TeXLive 2011 (I had been working with TeXLive
    2010 before). Could there be an interaction with the extreme instability of
    texstudio?
    IT also sometimes crashed before, but now it is totally unsuable. :-(

    I then installed the newer version mentioned in my original post and it did
    not get better at all... :-(

     
  • Jan  Sundermeyer

    Jan Sundermeyer - 2011-12-16

    send them to me: sunderme@gmx.de

     
  • Jan  Sundermeyer

    Jan Sundermeyer - 2011-12-16

    it should not be dependant on texlive in any way.
    Have you cahnged the poppler libs during the texlive update ? Have you
    compiled texstudio again since the cahnge of texlive ?

     
  • Jan  Sundermeyer

    Jan Sundermeyer - 2011-12-16

    to my knowledge, you don't need to be superuser for using gdb ...

     
  • Benito van der Zander

    Has this been solved?

     
  • elwood151

    elwood151 - 2012-02-11

    @benibela
    thanks for asking - no this is not solved yet.
    With Jan's help I got a lot further, but I finally went back to TexShop (and
    currently consider learning Emacs with AucTeX).

    I'd be glad to have a working Texstudio on my mac, but at the moment I do not
    have the time unfortunately to try compiling it (as my knowledge in this area
    seems to be too limited).

     

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