Bug 1568579

Summary: [fix available] LibreOffice leaves a zombie when run in daemon mode.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Thomas Gardner <thgardne>
Component: libreofficeAssignee: Stephan Bergmann <sbergman>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Desktop QE <desktop-qa-list>
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Version: 7.6CC: caolanm, jkoten, mkrajnak
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Fixed In Version: libreoffice-5.3.6.1-14.el7 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2018-10-30 07:57:26 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Thomas Gardner 2018-04-17 19:46:07 UTC
Description of problem:

LibreOffice, when run in daemon mode (soffice.bin --headless) for converting documents sent to it by clients creates a zombie process when it has no access to an X server (which it shouldn't need in this case).  Apparently, if it's started from within an X session, it doesn't do this, but that won't help someone who wants this to start at boot.  The main daemon process seems to work OK, but this zombie wondering about the system is unsettling to some.  Please see external bug:

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=95843

for a reasonably extensive treatment of this bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Customer is using 5.0.6.2-15, but it seems to be in the latest Fedora as well.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. This particular customer is using the command line:

/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin --headless --accept=socket,host=127.0.0.1,port=8100;urp; --pidfile=/var/run/soffice.pid --nologo --nodefault --nofirststartwizard

to start theirs, but according to the other bug report sited above, it seems to do this with any form of "soffice.bin --headless"

2.

A ps issued directly after the above should show you a zombie child.

Actual results:

Zombie.

Expected results:

No zombie.


Additional info:

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2018-04-18 15:13:00 UTC
caolanm->sbergman: sounds like this is your kind of area.

Comment 3 Martin Krajnak 2018-07-12 16:14:17 UTC
Cannot reproduce with libreoffice-impress-5.3.6.1-16

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:57:26 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3054