Suddenly my GIMP 2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1 does not start any more in Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit with the latest updates as of 2017/12/04 19:48
Once I start it from the command line, it just says:
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
From the GUI it does nothing.
I searched for hours on the internet and found a way to debug it:
gdb gimp (gdb) run
The output is the following:
Starting program: /usr/bin/gimp Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. _dl_relocate_object (scope=0x7ffff7fd7358, reloc_mode=<optimized out>, consider_profiling=consider_profiling@entry=0) at dl-reloc.c:232 232 dl-reloc.c: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden.
"Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden" is German and means "No such file or directory".
I really don't know what I should do! I already tried re-installing GIMP but I even didn't update it before the failure happened!
However I recently updated some libc stuff which ubuntu's update dialog suggested me.
I don't use GIMP that often but before the update it worked. Maybe it has something to do with the update?
apt-cache policy gimp:
gimp: Installed: 2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1 Installation candidate: 2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1 Version table: *** 2.8.16-1ubuntu1.1 500 500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages 500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 2.8.16-1ubuntu1 500 500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
Linux user01 4.4.0-101-generic #124-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 10 18:29:59 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
sudo apt-get check:
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut. Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
This basically means that everything should work fine. The dependency tree is being built, status information are read and package lists are read as well.
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ does not contain anything. And I don't think that I'm using any PPA. However I installed VirtualBox, Android Studio and so on. Everything could be the problem!