Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 325521
oobase broken in latest update (22.214.171.124-2) against jre-1.6.0
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
Description of problem:
oobase is broken, can't open database files anymore
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
every time, by opening database made in previous release of oobase, such as
2.2.0-14.11, which I had used (the previously latest update).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start oobase (click on icon or use terminal)
2. select "open existing database"
3. in the file open dialog, select an existing database
4. see how the application crashes and the gui disappears. It can only be
restarted after issueing kill -9 for all openoffice processes still running
program crashes, window disappears, but process is still living in the
background (though I don't know if one should call that "running", it is simply
preventing other instances of coming up).
after downgrading back to 2.2.0-14.11, the database files could be opened and
used once again.
Created attachment 221731 [details]
a small database file on which the latest update coughs and dies
Hmm, works for me. I can open that attachment in F-7 2.2.1-18.2.fc7 without any
What's the output of
rpm -q hsqldb
and what is listed for in openoffice.org
is it "Free Software Foundation" ? or a different java implementation ?
# rpm -q hsqldb
However, I admit it. I sinned against the principles of the Great Stallman and
install only partially open (or should it be soon-to-be-partially-open) Sun
Java. It happens to be much more optimized, making oobase 10-20x faster (yes,
ten to twenty times).
# rpm -q jre
Please do note that I use x86_64.
Created attachment 226371 [details]
screenshot of recovery dialog
My comment remarks didn't make it to the screenshot.
# rpm -qa openoffice.org-base
# rpm -q hsqldb
tools->options->openoffice.org->java Java version is Free Software Foundation 1.5.0
This database will open on my laptop running the 32 bit version of OOO, but not
the 64 bit version on my desktop. On the 64 bit version, the Recover dialog
opens (screenshot). If I select to recover, it just sits there and does nothing
until I finally kill it.
I will not attach the actual file as it contains passwords for various accounts
and web sites.
How about now with the latest update of 2.3.0-6.4.fc7 ?
I just tried it and it is now working. Thanks.
I was away and couldn't test. Meanwhile, I upgraded to fc8, where oobase
works. Thanks for fixing.