Bug 162061 - new openoffice.org breaks pyuno bibliography program bibus 1.0.0
new openoffice.org breaks pyuno bibliography program bibus 1.0.0
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2005-06-29 11:44 EDT by Gregory Zornetzer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version: 1.9.113
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-03 05:50:56 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
OpenOffice.org 51385 None None None Never

  None (edit)
Description Gregory Zornetzer 2005-06-29 11:44:15 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
The pyuno bibliography program bibus works properly under openoffice.org-1.9.104-2.  I upgraded to the newer openoffice.org-1.9.112-1.1.0.fc4 and reinstalled bibus.  When I attempt to insert a citation from Bibus (a python program), I get a seg fault.  That's very odd for a python program - the python interpreter should catch it.  Alternatively, I think that the culprit could be a bug in the newer openoffice.org-pyuno in the new openoffice.org.  I don't know how to debug it any further.  Note that downgrading to openoffice.org-1.9.104-2 (from the original fc4 distribution has fixed the problem).
Bibus v1.0.0 is available at http://bibus-biblio.sourceforge.net/
If there's a way that I can debug the problem, let me know.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openoffice.org-1.9.112-1.1.0.fc4, openoffice.org-pyuno-1.9.112-1.1.0.fc4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install bibus (as root), doesn't matter if you choose socket communication or pipe communication, but set it up for all users
2.run oowriter (as normal user)
3.run bibus (as normal user)
4.Click on a citation in bibus (create one if there isn't one already there)
5.From menu Openoffice.org, select insert citation

Actual Results:  Segmentation fault  (from bibus).  oowriter keeps running (but does nothing)

Expected Results:  citation mark and reference get inserted into the oowriter document

Additional info:

Normally, you'd think that this was a bibus bug, but since the program works fine on the previous version of openoffice.org, I tend to think that it's Openoffice.org, or pyuno that's causing the problem.  If pyuno is screwed up, then a lot more Openoffice.org addons will probably fail.
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-29 17:24:26 EDT
as a workaround does running as root...

echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield

fix this ?
Comment 2 Gregory Zornetzer 2005-06-30 14:51:29 EDT
Cool, turning exec-shield off fixes the problem.  Is there a way that I can turn
off exec-shield in a more fine-grained way, or does something just need to be

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to test.
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-30 16:28:03 EDT
I cocked something up, and I know what I did, but I'm not sure why it had the
effect it did, see http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=51385
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-03 05:50:56 EDT
fixed in 1.9.113 in rawhide, I'll also push a fc4 update

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.