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April 21, 2014

Crashplan GUI Won’t run in Trusty Tahr

I upgraded my laptop to Trusty Tahr today.

One thing that didn’t work immediately was the Crashplan GUI.  It crashes with a SIGSEGV.  In summary “C  [libsoup-2.4.so.1+0x6c2a1]  soup_session_feature_detach+0x11”.

I managed to find this bug, and then I found /usr/local/crashplan/bin/run.conf  which has a variable GUI_JAVA_OPTS.

Adding ” -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.DefaultType=mozilla” to the end of that variable, and the GUI starts without fail. Win!

© Greg Cockburn