Bug report #14922

QGIS crashes using SVG marker

Added by Matthew Baker over 6 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.14.3 Regression?:No
Operating System:Ubuntu Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:duplicate
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:Yes Copied to github as #:22873


When changing the default 'simple marker' of a point layer, setting the 'symbol layer type' to SVG Marker causes QGIS 2.14.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 to hang then crash.

From what I can figure out, the SVG option tries to find a folder containing an SVG from whatever the last path was - in some cases it seems to try and open Inkscape SVG's, but when that option is renamed, it seeks another folder and grabs the first SVG it finds.

In either case, QGIS crashes without any dialogue box.


#1 Updated by Matthew Baker over 6 years ago

I forgot to mention that this does not seem to affect the Windows installation of QGIS 2.14.3.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

do you have a custom SVG path in your QGIS general options?

#3 Updated by Matthew Baker over 6 years ago

Ah that did it - the Ubuntu path was set to /home/matthew - when I removed it, QGIS chose another path that seems to be working just fine. Thank you!

(please mark as closed if you could/should).

#4 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Duplicate of #14883

#5 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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