Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 855507
libreoffice dies attempting to open big microsoft document
Last modified: 2013-07-11 22:15:48 EDT
Description of problem:
attempting to open some big .doc files, i've seen that ooffice dies without ever managing to show the file's content. abiword opens them just fine.
i've started ooffice from command line but still there's no error message there.
$ ps aux | grep -i office
c0rnel 9026 0.0 0.1 35480 2708 pts/4 Sl+ 13:24 0:00 /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/oosplash Padina Lancii si Poiana Inchisa.doc
c0rnel 9039 98.2 6.9 308700 143488 pts/4 Rl+ 13:24 4:30 /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin Padina Lancii si Poiana Inchisa.doc --splash-pipe=6
Nothing in /var/log/messages .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q libreoffice-writer
Steps to Reproduce:
1. attempt to open the document
abiword displays the document almost instantly without any errors. still, it is possible that the document contains some big pictures (which are not visible in abiword).
update: whiole entering the report, ooffice managed eventually to open the doc, but in it's 694 files i can see only junk strings, not the real text content, visible in abiword. it is true that at opening , it asked for the character code etc, like opening an unknonw encoding text file.
update 2: the page count is not 694, is 57694 ! (above, s/"694 files"/"694 pages", please)
ok, the window tht asks for encoding is "ASCII filter option".
file sizes are:
$ ls -l Braul\ Soarelui.doc Padina\ Lancii\ si\ Poiana\ Inchisa.doc
-rw-rw-r--. 1 c0rnel c0rnel 18649088 Sep 7 09:33 Braul Soarelui.doc
-rw-rw-r--. 1 c0rnel c0rnel 14657024 Sep 7 08:08 Padina Lancii si Poiana Inchisa.doc
MIME type is:
$ file Braul\ Soarelui.doc Padina\ Lancii\ si\ Poiana\ Inchisa.doc
Braul Soarelui.doc: Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 6.1, Code page: 1250, Title: Valea Podurilor , Author: eSoft, Template: Normal, Last Saved By: eSoft, Revision Number: 1, Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Office Word, Total Editing Time: 01:24:00, Create Time/Date: Fri Sep 7 06:09:00 2012, Last Saved Time/Date: Fri Sep 7 07:33:00 2012, Number of Pages: 1, Number of Words: 6701, Number of Characters: 38201, Security: 0
Padina Lancii si Poiana Inchisa.doc: Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 6.1, Code page: 1250, Title: Lumea de Piatra a Craiului, Author: eSoft, Template: Normal, Last Saved By: eSoft, Revision Number: 1, Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Office Word, Total Editing Time: 09:14:00, Create Time/Date: Thu Sep 6 20:54:00 2012, Last Saved Time/Date: Fri Sep 7 06:08:00 2012, Number of Pages: 1, Number of Words: 4933, Number of Characters: 28121, Security: 0
I'll bet this is the (fixed upstream) bustage in sot which affected large compound files. Need to dig out the commit on that and backport it
ah yes, http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=50d89530eee57afb890e2e65aac8a5b0f93a74a3 was the commit to fix this problem IIRC.
will be good in >= libreoffice-18.104.22.168-4.fc17 if/when we do another update
libreoffice-22.214.171.124-4.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
i don't find yet 126.96.36.199-4 in updates-testing. i'll try again asap.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libreoffice-188.8.131.52-4.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
With this update, the documents open just fine. Thank you very much.
libreoffice-184.108.40.206-4.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.