Bug#209308: Starting oowriter from shell works but not from gnome menu
On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 07:57:52PM -0400, Grzegorz B. Prokopski wrote:
> Apparently yes. I've just upgraded my system and tried again from GNOME
> menu. Same result. Here's the relevant part of this log file.
Looks like a crash in RegMgr::::Init().
Grzegorz, I've made a debug version of that shared library:
Please could you replace the library in /usr/lib/openoffice/program with
this one, and reproduce the crash. At the moment when the dialog is
displayed within OOo, attach to the process using
gdb --pid=<pid-of-soffice.bin> /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice.bin
and get a backtrace (thread apply all bt) and post it? That should let me
pinpoint exactly which line is crashing.
> Just started oowriter from multi-gnome-terminal and it worked.
> 6 is SIGABRT so smells like if some assert() was failing but it's
> only my speculation.
asserts aren't compiled in the packages, but the code in ResMgr does tend to
blow up if something goes wrong, and the abort will be caused by OOo
catching a SEGV, 'handling' the crash and then calling abort() from within