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Bug 83497 - Gnumeric can't import MS Excel files in 97/2000 format
Gnumeric can't import MS Excel files in 97/2000 format
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnumeric (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-02-04 17:09 EST by M Jang
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description M Jang 2003-02-04 17:09:53 EST
Description of problem:

Gnumeric can't open MS Excel 97 files. When opened from the command line, it hangs with the following message:
Excel 97+

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

1.0.12-1 (also applies to 1.0.12-2 from Rawhide)

How reproducible:

Start Gnumeric. Attempt to open a Microsoft Excel file in 97 or later format.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Gnumeric
2. Open a MS Excel .xls file in 97 or later format
Actual results:

Gnumeric appears to hang with the aforementioned message

Expected results:

Gnumeric should import MS Excel files without problems.

Additional info:

Per Jody Goldberg of GNOME, this may be related to the new glibc
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-04 17:15:15 EST
duplicate, need to find other one
Comment 2 Jody Goldberg 2003-02-04 18:08:34 EST
jrb traced the hang to an iconv_open call.
The sample sheet loads fine on other distros.
Comment 3 Jonathan Blandford 2003-02-04 19:59:15 EST
This is apparently a glibc bug.  A fix is apparently in glibc now.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-04 21:35:08 EST
just being anal about the resolution...

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