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Bug 162061 - new breaks pyuno bibliography program bibus 1.0.0
Summary: new breaks pyuno bibliography program bibus 1.0.0
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-29 15:44 UTC by Gregory Zornetzer
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 1.9.113
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-03 09:50:56 UTC

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Description Gregory Zornetzer 2005-06-29 15:44:15 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
The pyuno bibliography program bibus works properly under  I upgraded to the newer and reinstalled bibus.  When I attempt to insert a citation from Bibus (a python program), I get a seg fault.  That's very odd for a python program - the python interpreter should catch it.  Alternatively, I think that the culprit could be a bug in the newer in the new  I don't know how to debug it any further.  Note that downgrading to (from the original fc4 distribution has fixed the problem).
Bibus v1.0.0 is available at
If there's a way that I can debug the problem, let me know.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install bibus (as root), doesn't matter if you choose socket communication or pipe communication, but set it up for all users oowriter (as normal user) bibus (as normal user)
4.Click on a citation in bibus (create one if there isn't one already there)
5.From menu, select insert citation

Actual Results:  Segmentation fault  (from bibus).  oowriter keeps running (but does nothing)

Expected Results:  citation mark and reference get inserted into the oowriter document

Additional info:

Normally, you'd think that this was a bibus bug, but since the program works fine on the previous version of, I tend to think that it's, or pyuno that's causing the problem.  If pyuno is screwed up, then a lot more addons will probably fail.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-29 21:24:26 UTC
as a workaround does running as root...

echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield

fix this ?

Comment 2 Gregory Zornetzer 2005-06-30 18:51:29 UTC
Cool, turning exec-shield off fixes the problem.  Is there a way that I can turn
off exec-shield in a more fine-grained way, or does something just need to be

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to test.

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-30 20:28:03 UTC
I cocked something up, and I know what I did, but I'm not sure why it had the
effect it did, see

Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-03 09:50:56 UTC
fixed in 1.9.113 in rawhide, I'll also push a fc4 update

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