Bug 1143774

Summary: Numerical values cannot be converted to string
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matthew Miller <mattdm>
Component: jsoncppAssignee: S├ębastien Willmann <sebastien.willmann>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 20CC: samuel-rhbugs, sebastien.willmann
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Description Matthew Miller 2014-09-18 00:59:06 UTC
This is the root cause of bug #1143025 and bug #1080227, which cause Minetest to crash when using system jsoncpp. The patch referenced below is already in the bundled version (so, it is a minor fork, basically.)

This was traced down in Debian (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=753560), and the patch is included https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=patch;att=1;bug=753560

It seems logically correct.

As noted in the Debian bug, updating to the latest github jsoncpp does fix the problem, but it is an ABI break with no soname change -- everything that uses jsoncpp will need to be changed to Require the newer version and rebuilt. That's kind of a mess. (Possibly should be done in Rawhide one of these days with some coordination of dependent-package owners.)

In the meantime, possibly consider adding this patch to F20 and F21 (and possibly rawhide). (Unfortunately, it makes `scons check` fail, as the patch does not come with a test.)

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2014-09-18 02:50:10 UTC
In case it helps, I built a jsoncpp 0.7.0 snapshot RPM at http://mattdm.org/misc/fedora/jsoncpp-0.7.0-0.1.20140917gitdf26dae.src.rpm and a Copr at http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/mattdm/minetest/

Comment 2 S├ębastien Willmann 2014-09-21 10:47:21 UTC
I will patch for F21 and F20, and update for rawhide as you suggested.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-09-21 11:42:48 UTC
jsoncpp-0.6.0-0.14.rc2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-09-21 11:42:55 UTC
jsoncpp-0.6.0-0.14.rc2.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-10-08 18:52:24 UTC
jsoncpp-0.6.0-0.14.rc2.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-10-08 19:09:53 UTC
jsoncpp-0.6.0-0.14.rc2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Matthew Miller 2015-03-27 19:10:03 UTC
Suggest updating to 0.10.0 for rawhide and f22.... 

Spec: http://mattdm.org/misc/fedora/jsoncpp.spec
SRPM: http://mattdm.org/misc/fedora/jsoncpp-0.10.0-1.src.rpm

(before the beta freeze, ideally!)

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Comment 9 Matthew Miller 2015-05-29 13:53:25 UTC
For the update to 0.10.x, see bug #1209654.