[Bug 475426] Re: atk_object_set_name: assertion `name != NULL' failed

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Tue Dec 29 00:23:48 GMT 2009

On Sun, 2009-12-27 at 02:16 +0000, stlubuntu wrote: 
> I have this same issue in 64-bit Karmic, but following the error is:
> Segmentation Fault

That is likely unrelated to this issue and you should open a new bug for

> This is more than just an annoying error message.  It is clearly causing
> apps to crash.

I don't think so.  You would need to get a backtrace from your segfault
in order to prove your assertion.  My guess is that your assertion is in
fact false.

> Please.  Please.  Since it will be fixed in lucid, would it be too much
> to ask for the patch to Karmic?

Why don't you just apt-get source the gtk package, and put the patch
into the debian/patches dir and dpkg-rebuild, like I did?  I don't
bother waiting for fixes for bugs in released versions of Ubuntu any
more.  More times than not, they don't come.

> P.S.  The "Good luck with that" comment from the developer is clearly
> not constructive.

That was my comment.  I am not a (Ubuntu) developer.  The comment
however was in reference to the fact that Karmic has been out too long
now to hold out hope for bug fixes such as this one because most of the
developers have switched focus to Lucid now and don't bother with

Yeah.  It sucks for all of us who are currently running what Ubuntu
calls their "current stable release" (for whatever value you want to
give to stable), but that's just how this machine seems to operate.  We
all have to wait for Lucid now to get these sorts of bugs fixed which in
fact will be a trade for a whole new batch of bugs which we will have to
wait for the M* release (Melancholy Monkey?  :-) to fix.

atk_object_set_name: assertion `name != NULL' failed
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