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Any attempt to open or edit a dialog crashes LO [closed]

asked 2016-12-06 09:32:45 +0200

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I want to develop my own dialogs for a couple of applications, but any attempt to edit a dialog causes LO to crash within a few seconds. I have once been able to get as far as editing and twice got as far as being able to see the dialog in the edit window, but it was unresponsive.

I have removed all extensions previously added. I have uninstalled and reinstalled LO. I have tried running a single application (Base) with no other applications running. In all cases the result is the same.

In response to advice received on another thread, I tried running a fresh instance from the command line with the same result, but an error was reported:

`soffice -env:UserInstallation=file:///home/doug/new/

(soffice:8263): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gsignal.c:3492: signal name 'selection_changed' is invalid for instance '0x560b45f08410' of type 'OOoAtkObjCompTxt'`

The error, though, appeared in the terminal before Base had even opened, so it may be unrelated.

Is there any way I can debug LO to find out what is wrong with my system? Clearly it must only be a problem here, because the use of dialogs generally in LO must be common, surely?

I have tried everything that seems obvious and followed all the help I have received, but the problem refuses to go away.

Kind regards, Doug

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answered 2016-12-08 08:06:17 +0200

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The problem has nothing to do with LibreOffice: it is Fedora 25 at fault somehow. If I boot the Fedora 25 Live DVD and try to edit a macro, I get the same result - it crashes LO. If I boot the Fedora 24 Live DVD and try to edit a dialog, everything works fine!

I can't believe I am the only one using F25 and editing dialogs, so there is still a mystery to solve.

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answered 2016-12-06 12:45:02 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Perhaps you can find help on this page: How to debug

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Thank you m.a.riosv - that is what I have been looking for. I have already tried gdb, but it returned no error information shown above - in other words exactly the same as the message returned to the terminal when I run LO that way.

I will read the debugging page thoroughly to see if I can find something useful.

owlbrudder gravatar imageowlbrudder ( 2016-12-07 00:55:31 +0200 )edit

... information other than that shown above ...

owlbrudder gravatar imageowlbrudder ( 2016-12-07 00:56:40 +0200 )edit

Please report the issue with the backtrace on bugzilla.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2016-12-07 16:34:43 +0200 )edit

In cases such as this you might be able to find what is causing this behavior by starting with a freshly installed LO on a 2nd machine. If it doesn't crash there then you can add in your stuff, little by little, until it starts to crash. Normally when I break things down like this, I do a rsync between each test to keep a backup that I can roll back to to double check .. I know this is difficult and time consuming. Also it's possible it crashes on a fresh install, but this is unlikely I think.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2016-12-07 19:26:42 +0200 )edit

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