Bug report #14753

Crash in edit mode

Added by Ian Wright over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.8.3 Regression?:No
Operating System:LINUX Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:Yes Copied to github as #:22710


I am getting frequent crashes while editing shapefiles. It mostly seems to be when I select existing records prior to changing them. So far I have only been changing polygon shapefiles. It is so frequent that I have to save edits every time I make them. The programme just closes.

I am using Zorin Linux and the QGIS version I am using is 2.8.3 Wien.

I am a new user of QGIS, having previously used Arcmap 12 (I think). I am hugely impressed with QGIS, apart from this increasingly frequent crashing out issue.

Habitats.tar.gz (12.6 KB) Ian Wright, 2016-05-13 02:00 PM


#1 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 4 years ago

  • Category set to Digitising
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Firstly, could you update to the latest LTR (2.8.9).
Secondly, could you disable all your plugins by renaming .qgis2 folder under your home folder?

If all fails,could you upload an example shapefile?

#2 Updated by Ian Wright over 4 years ago

I am really sorry but I cannot work out how to upgrade. It's all a bit technical for me. I see I have to add a new repository to my /etc/apt/sources.list file, and having looked at the file I am not sure what or where to add anything. Can you help?

Secondly, if I send a shapefile to you, which I am very happy to do should I send it via this forum or by replying to your email?

By the way thanks for the swift response.

#3 Updated by Ian Wright over 4 years ago

By the way, I meant to say that I am using a dual boot laptop with Windows 10 and using exactly the same project in Windows (using the most up to day long term release, the number of which escapes me) there are no crashing out issues what so ever.


#4 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 4 years ago

Even the same version of QGIS uses different versions of various libraries (e.g. gdal) under different platforms. So, it might all work well under Windows but gives you problem under Linux/OSX.

Could you rename the .qgis2 folder under your home folder (usually /home/YOURUSERNAME/ folder in most of Linux distros...you may need to show hidden files and folders to see it)?

The easiest way is to zip and upload your file here (if it is a large file, you can use google drive/dropbox and paste the link here), so others can also test the issue. If it is copyrighted/contains sensitive data...you can email the files/link to files to me.

#5 Updated by Ian Wright about 4 years ago

I have recreated the layer that I have attached and find that the crash isn't happening. I am still struggling to update the version I am using to 2.8.9 despite having looked for advice on the net. Tried to add repositories etc but all I succeeded in doing was to stop Zorin being able to install any new software at all! I have fixed this now but am not confident to try again as it is time consuming to fix.

That aside, I would be interested to know if there is anything wrong with my rather small layer (the beginning of much bigger things I hope) and look forward to hearing from you.

#6 Updated by Sandro Santilli about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

Ian, if you cannot reproduce I'm going to close this for now.
For moving on, consider installing 2.14.3 from http://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html as that's the new LTR

#7 Updated by Ian Wright about 4 years ago

Did the layer I sent work ok?

#8 Updated by Ian Wright about 4 years ago

Did the layer I sent work ok?

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