Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493262
Import function doesn't work when stale session variable set
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:10:08 EST
Description of problem:
One neat feature of gscan2pdf is that you can import a pdf file, and the images in that file will be turned into individual pages for further processing.
I attempted to use it today and it didn't work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gscan2pdf, and kill it.
2. Delete the session directory mentioned in ~/.gscan2pdf (rm -rf /tmp/?????)
3. Start gscan2pdf
4. Attempt to import a pdf file
The dialog box comes up, but when you select a pdf file and click 'open', it just sits there. Here is the relevant output from stderr:
gscan2pdf detected a crashed session, but was unable to restore it as it has been deleted.
touch: cannot touch `/tmp/KpZ2o9nw34/session': No such file or directory
*** unhandled exception in callback:
*** Config::GeneralThe file "/tmp/KpZ2o9nw34/session" does not exist within ConfigPath: /tmp/KpZ2o9nw34! at /usr/bin/gscan2pdf line 7560
*** ignoring at /usr/bin/gscan2pdf line 1123.
Importation of the pdf file.
I know that there was an earlier bug where gscan2pdf would crash if the session directory did not exist. The patch was apparently to ignore the session directory, but it appears to have had this side effect.
The workaround is to edit ~/.gscan2pdf and remove the line that starts with 'session =', if the session directory doesn't exist.
I am able to reproduce this bug. Please repost your bug report to the Sourceforge bug tracker (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=174140&atid=868098) for gscan2pdf.
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