Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426876
OOo has crashed on F8 Live parsing a corrupt .afm
Last modified: 2008-04-22 18:41:36 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed Fedora 8 from GNOME Live Media i686 (one CD). I installed
OpenOffice.org from yum and it don't work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8 from GNOME Live Media i686 and update your system with yum.
2. Install openoffice.org-writer from yum (yum install openoffice.org-writer)
3. Run Applications -> Office -> Word Processor
OOo has crashed.
Open the Word Processor.
I got the same error in two different systems (hardware).
stackreport and other infos about my system in attach.
Created attachment 290457 [details]
Info about crash
Hmm, that's very interesting. Apparently we are crashing on reading the contents
of some .afm file or other, but not here locally for me, so can you do this for
me so that we can identify *which* .afm is the problem. run from a terminal...
strace -f /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/swriter.bin -writer > /tmp/run.log 2>&1
and attach the /tmp/run.log to this issue afterwards, (yum install strace if
Created attachment 290943 [details]
Result of strace
Sorry the delay, i was on vacation.
Hmm, can you attach your /usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1/courbi.afm as well on the
basis that it's the last one opened, my one looks ok, but maybe there'll be some
Created attachment 290952 [details]
Sweet, that's totally and completely corrupt :-) I'll attach a replacement for
you, and see if that makes OOo work again.
Created attachment 290959 [details]
what you *should* have had
So, the real problem is (at least one) broken .afm so you should try and fix
that, either by just trying the above, or by re-installing xorg-x11-fonts-Type1
Nevertheless we shouldn't have crashed so if there is another OOo update this
will be fixed in >= openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.11.fc8
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.12.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.12.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update openoffice.org'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2552
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.13.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.14.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.14.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.