I am not sure if anyone uses konqueror's gui front end for SSH, fish, but since the kdebase update today in lenny it is now broken. For the last few months it has had a random crashing problem. You would be browsing through some directories and then a blank page would be displayed and you would have to hit refresh a bunch of times and then it would come back. Now since this kdebase update today, I can't use it at all. It just constantly crashes. But the funny thing is that it works if I execute konqueror as root. Of course it still has the random crashing problem but it is usable atleast. I took this as a hint that some konqueror config files might be screwed up on the local user. So I cleared out all the konqueror config files. However it did not help anything. total bummer I am right in the middle of configuring a couple of new servers too. At least I can still use it as root I guess.
I have a trace of me running fish with konqueror as the local user (and it failing) and a trace of me running it as root and it working:
Just to clarify, there are 2 problems. Fish has a random crashing problem that has been going on for several months now. It happened after the kernel upgrade from 18 to 21 in lenny. Strangely this only effected my desktop with the k7 kernel and not my laptop with the 686 kernel. I can at least live with the random crashing though.
But now there is this new problem today after the kdebase upgrade. Trying to run fish in konqueror just refuses to work unless konqueror is root.
When fish crashes this is left in the user logs:
" kioslave: ####### CRASH ###### protocol = fish pid = 6888 signal = 29
ASSERT: "!icon.isEmpty()" in /tmp/buildd/kdebase-3.5.7/./libkonq/konq_pixmapprovider.cc (81) "