Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88062
TTF Fonts + OpenOffice = Crashing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
After adding additional TTF fonts to OpenOffice with the oopadmin tool Open Office begins to crash at various spots. I have tested this on two different machines (one athlon the other i686). Either you get the following crash on startup
[foo@home foo]$ oowriter
Checking for existing user installation ... ... NOT FOUND
Performing first-time installation for user ... /usr/bin/ooffice: line 197: 12677 Segmentation fault /usr/lib/openoffice/program/setup -R:/etc/openoffice/autoresponse.conf
Or oowriter starts properly but crashes as soon as you attempt to select a different font.
I have removed all OpenOffice RPMS and reinstalled. Same behavior continues.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add additional TTF fonts to OpenOffice with the oopadmin command (as root)
2.Start oowriter as root or user. (get crash)
3.If no crash try changing fonts. (get crash)
Expected Results: Same procedure under RH 8.0 works fine.
I'm having the same issue I think. I upgraded to RH 9 from RH 8. I couldn't
even launch mozilla after the upgrade to RH 9, until I started removing all
fonts that have been added to my system over the years, trying to leave only the
default fonts installed by RH 9. I had a lot of different font directories,
which I am cleaning up. After doing that, I was able to launch mozilla, but I
am still unable to even launch OO.
I have removed my .openoffice directory, and I get the same error you reference
above when starting OO.
After installing the glibc update for RH9, things seem much better.
I continue to have the same problems after updating glibc
I really think this is font related. I "cleaned up" all the fonts on my system,
by seeing which ones were installed from RPM's, and which ones were not. I
spent some time going through all the different directories where fonts were
installed, and did a rpm -qf `ls` in each directory. If the directory was not
from an RPM, I deleted or moved it somewhere else. Then I reran fc-cache and OO
started working again, but not until I did all the up2date packages. It really
made a difference for me after the glibc update. I couldn't even run xmms
before the glibc update. My system had been upgraded from previous redhat
releases, and this was the first upgrade that was rough.
Was your system upgraded or a 'fresh' install?
In my case it's a fresh install.
Ouch. I figured maybe you were in the same boat as me, with an upgrade.
Anything on usenet about this?
I'm having the same problem on a fresh install. Useing the laptop/home desktop
install off of the dvd.
I face same problem when I add new TTF fonts. It happen after I install using
openoffice setup printer dialog box. After I run oowriter and click to choose
font, oowriter crash. This also happen if I install into one of TTF directory
listed using chkfontpath. This problem didn't happen on RH8.0. I don't know the
problem from openoffice or XFS.
Thought it might be xfs. I downloaded the latest openoffice.org (126.96.36.199) and installed it.
Installed the TTF fonts and it functions fully.
Please try current OOo 1.1.0, and reopen if problem still occurs