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Bug 154634 - [gcj]Saving as docbook xml fails with java.lang.IllegalAccessError: XSLTransformer$1
Summary: [gcj]Saving as docbook xml fails with java.lang.IllegalAccessError: XSLTransf...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-13 07:51 UTC by Mark Wielaard
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.9.99-2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-05-04 08:32:00 UTC

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Description Mark Wielaard 2005-04-13 07:51:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
Trying to save an text document as Docbook XML fails and gives the following output on the console:

Exception in thread "Thread-66" Reaped unknown child pid = 17562
Reaped unknown child pid = 17564
Reaped unknown child pid = 17566
Reaped unknown child pid = 17568
java.lang.IllegalAccessError: XSLTransformer$1: XSLTransformer.statsp
   at XSLTransformer$ (Unknown Source)
   at .GC_start_routine (/usr/lib/
   at .__clone (/lib/

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. File -> New -> Text Document
2. Type some text
3. File -> Save
4. Browse for other folders
5. Select Docbook (.xml)
6. Save (Click yes on formatting dialog)

Actual Results:  Error dialog:
Error while saving document Untitled1:
Write error.
File could not be written.

And the output in the console described above:

Exception in thread "Thread-16" java.lang.IllegalAccessError: XSLTransformer$1: XSLTransformer.statsp
   at XSLTransformer$ (Unknown Source)
   at .GC_start_routine (/usr/lib/
   at .__clone (/lib/

Expected Results:  Document should be saved as docbook xml.

Additional info:

This is with libgcj-4.0.0-0.40

Comment 1 Tom Tromey 2005-04-25 22:26:32 UTC
Where does XSLTransformer come from?  And how is it compiled?

Ordinarily this kind of problem is the result of a gcj bug.
In particular, "gcj -C" doesn't create accessor methods when there
are cross-class private member references (which is valid when the
two classes share a common top-level enclosing class).
Instead, gcj emits a direct reference, which the VM rejects.

One workaround is to compile with ecj instead.
Another is to make the private member package-private instead;
this is actually somewhat better since it avoids an accessor method.

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-04-27 12:13:47 UTC
That gives me some info to work with

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2005-05-03 11:04:17 UTC
caolanm->tromey: changing the accessor works. Is there an upstream gcj bug I can
cc myself to so to know when I can revert the patch I've added to work around this ?

Comment 4 Tom Tromey 2005-05-03 15:19:44 UTC
The upstream accessor bug is

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