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Bug 236314 - abiword fails to convert .doc files to other formats (libgsf error)
Summary: abiword fails to convert .doc files to other formats (libgsf error)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abiword
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marc Maurer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-13 02:05 UTC by James Hunt
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:17:41 UTC

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Description James Hunt 2007-04-13 02:05:44 UTC
Description of problem:

abiword's command line conversion fails to produce correct output.

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


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. abiword --to=odt file.doc
Actual results:

(AbiWord-2.4:19159): libgsf:msole-CRITICAL **: ole_get_block: assertion `block <
ole->info->max_block' failed

file.odt is produced, but it only contains some of the data in the original Word

Expected results:

Additional info:

I've tried a variety of .doc files, and have also tried --to=abw, --to=sxw,
but the problem is the same (libgsf CRITICAL msg).

Comment 1 Marc Maurer 2007-04-13 08:54:53 UTC
This is most likely a problem with the .doc importer, NOT the exporter. Could
you attach the MS Word Document so we can try to find out what is going wrong here?

The libgsf CRITICAL msg comes from the WordPerfect file scanning routine
misusing gsf.

Comment 2 James Hunt 2007-04-19 01:46:49 UTC
It's not the word doc content. I just created a new word file (in containing a single character 'a', and tried to do the
conversion with abiword again. Same Barf.

Comment 3 Till Maas 2008-01-06 13:32:07 UTC
The libgsf:msole-CRITICAL message still appears on Fedora 7 with abiword.i386

Comment 4 Marc Maurer 2008-01-06 15:04:44 UTC
The libgsf:msole-CRITICAL message is unrelated, and comes from the WordPerfect
document detection code. This message will be removed in AbiWord 2.6.

Note: Without any attached sample document, this bug will not be fixed.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:12:25 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:17:39 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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