I was working on a file with the name login.html in bluefish opened as root, and I decided to rename it. So I closed bluefish (but without closing the file in bluefish) and renamed the file. When I tried to open bluefish again it gave me this error.

error reading list 1 Error opening file: No such file or directory

** (bluefish:24717): WARNING **: no configfile rcfile-2.0, try to convert config files from older versions

config file migration error 1:Error opening file: No such file or directoryerror reading list 1 Error opening file: No such file or directory

(bluefish:24717): GLib-ERROR **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.40.0/./glib/gmem.c:103: failed to allocate 18446744073666193602 bytes
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

I can still open bluefish normally (without root).


Even reinstalling bluefish did not fix the problem.


I posted the same question on here. Again, a big thanks to grahammechanical for solving my problem. The solution:

Delete the .bluefish folder from your root directory (since the problem occurred while I had root privileges):

sudo rm -r /root/.bluefish

Or, if you want to do it with the file manager,

  1. type sudo nautilus in your terminal
  2. press Ctrl + H (to show all hidden files/folders)
  3. delete the .bluefish folder

My blufish editor got fixed after doing below:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list 
add below lines: 
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/klaus-vormweg/bluefish/ubuntu trusty main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/klaus-vormweg/bluefish/ubuntu trusty main 

NOTE: trusty in the above lines is for Ubuntu 14.04 version, yours might be different

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties 
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common 

NOTE: 8938CE95D36FE61D in the below line is what I got in my error

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 8938CE95D36FE61D 
gpg --export --armor 8938CE95D36FE61D  | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get upgrade 
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.