Description of problem:
Gnumeric can't open MS Excel 97 files. When opened from the command line, it hangs with the following message:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.0.12-1 (also applies to 1.0.12-2 from Rawhide)
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
Gnumeric appears to hang with the aforementioned message
Gnumeric should import MS Excel files without problems.
Per Jody Goldberg of GNOME, this may be related to the new glibc
duplicate, need to find other one
jrb traced the hang to an iconv_open call.
The sample sheet loads fine on other distros.
This is apparently a glibc bug. A fix is apparently in glibc now.
just being anal about the resolution...