Bug 58540 - FORMATTING: Cannot change number format for cells without crashing (archlinux icu 50.1 vs 50.1.1)
Summary: FORMATTING: Cannot change number format for cells without crashing (archlinux...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-19 21:48 UTC by Steve Kaye
Modified: 2012-12-21 15:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2012-12-20 16:27 UTC, Steve Kaye

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Description Steve Kaye 2012-12-19 21:48:53 UTC
Problem description: Cannot access number format tab on Format -> Cells dialog.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Calc
2. Go to Format ->Cells
3. Click on Numbers Tab

Current behavior: Calc crashes to desktop, no error. Restarting attempts to recover document. Running from terminal gives no error.

Expected behavior: Numbers tab functions.

Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: release
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2012-12-19 22:01:22 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with 3.6 sources updated today, I don't reproduce this.

- did you install any LO specific extensions?
- do you confirm you don't need to open a specific document?
- could you precise your Linux distribution and version?
Finally, could you try to retrieve an useful backtrace? (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport#How_to_get_a_backtrace_.28on_Linux.29)
Comment 2 Steve Kaye 2012-12-20 16:27:39 UTC
Created attachment 71867 [details]

I haven't installed any funky extensions.

It happens with a new blank document on an empty cell or one with a number in it.

I'm running Arch Linux - up to date.

Backtrace attached.
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2012-12-20 19:15:25 UTC
Steve: thank you for your very interesting bt!

Michael: I've got ICU 4.8 (Debian testing updated today) Is LO compatible with icu 5 (noticed in bt attached by reporter)?
Comment 4 Michael Meeks 2012-12-20 19:28:35 UTC
Not sure if we work well with icu-5 really; Caolan is prolly a good guy for font stuff. Naturally it'd be much nicer to have a backtrace with full debugging symbols if we can get that. I guess this may be related to the users' system/fonts settings - have you installed any fonts recently ? does your system LibreOffice behave in the same way ? thanks :-)
Comment 5 Caolán McNamara 2012-12-20 20:11:58 UTC
This is (apparently) with a distro version of LibreOffice built against icu-50.1 and deployed against 50.1.1 and doesn't affect the "vanilla" version. Lior pointed that arch linux problem out to be earlier.

See https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/33130 and https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/33142 it appears to be an abi incompatibility between icu 50.1 and icu 50.1.1, so the crash will go away when arch linux rebuilds libreoffice against 50.1.1.
Comment 6 Steve Kaye 2012-12-21 15:02:36 UTC
Happy to report that Arch has already rebuilt the libreoffice package and the bug is squashed.

Less than 2 days...pretty impressive.