Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185613
Old rawhide pspfontcache blocks startup
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:27 EST
Description of problem:
With the attached psfontcache in ~/.openoffice.org2.0/user/psprint/psfontcache
open office will not start up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Put the attached psfontcache in ~/.openoffice.org2.0/user/psprint/psfontcache
and run ooffice.
Splash screen comes up, progress meter goes half-way, then the machine will run
with 100% cpu but ooffice never fully starts up.
Without that psfontcache file ooffice starts up normally.
Created attachment 126215 [details]
Ah, I see. You got real unlucky. There was a bug in the pspfontcache generation
during the rawhide cycle.
The FC4 pspfontcache was ok, then there was a rawhide update which changed the
format accidentally, the next couple of OOo rawhide updates shipped with a "fix
the format" workaround.
And then at the end of the cycle I reverted it as unneccessary anymore, so FC4
is ok, and FC5 is ok, but someone like yourself who got updated as far as the
broken version in rawhide and never updated (plus ran OOo) through one of the
"fix the cache releases" ended up like this.
It's a very annoying bug, but restricted to only a tiny subset of rawhide users
as opposed to any of the shipped releases. I'll have to see if it makes sense to
fix this upgrade loophole.