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Re: pkg/39138: editors/abiword-plugins causes Abiword to crash

The following reply was made to PR pkg/39138; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "David H. Gutteridge" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/39138: editors/abiword-plugins causes Abiword to crash
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:58:03 -0400

 Olaf wrote:
 >        I installed the package editors/abiword-plugins because I want
 >        Abiword to save documents in OpenDocumentFormat and I hoped that
 >        the plugins would provide that functionality.
 >        (I am amazed it doesn't do so natively).
 >        After the plugins were installed, Abiword crashed very soon
 >        after opening the first document window (the splash window was ok).
 >        These packages are from pkgsrc-2008Q1:
 >        abiword-2.4.6nb6
 >        abiword-plugins-2.4.6nb5
 >        libwpd-0.8.9nb4
 >        Install editors/abiword-plugins.
 >        Start Abiword.
 >        See window disappear.
 >        None known, apart from deinstalling the plugins.
 I've used the OpenDocument plugin in Abiword 2.4.5 and 2.4.6 with no
 issues off and on for some time now.  (Or I should say, without
 encountering any crashes.)  It seems to work fine for me on i386 and
 macppc, so I wonder if this is a 64-bit problem somewhere, or there's
 some amd64-specific bit that's not getting dealt with correctly.
 I don't know if you've already tried this or not, but it'd be helpful
 to add CONFIGURE_ARGS+= --enable-debug to the Makefile.common file in
 the abiword directory, and then recompile both the application and the
 plugins.  That should give you an Abiword application that provides
 diagnostic output (if you start it from a terminal) and will have debug
 symbols available.
 (Alternately, it'd be interesting to see how the newer version of this
 application performs, it's now at release 2.6.4, including various
 OpenDocument plugin fixes.)

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