Conversion from CHM fails

Bug #1697764 reported by Max on 2017-06-13
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Bug Description

I use Calibre 2.85.1 (portable) on Windows 7 x64.

The input file is MSDN Magazine 2009, January (available here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/a/7/3a7fa450-1f33-41f7-9e6d-3aa95b5a6aea/MSDNMagazine2009_01en-us.chm ).

When I try to convert the file to ePub or Mobi or HTMLZ the conversion crashes. I did not try other output formats.

Here is the error message:

calibre, version 2.85.1 (win32, embedded-python: True)
Conversion error: Failed: Convert book 1 of 1 (MSDN Magazine 2009, January)

Convert book 1 of 1 (MSDN Magazine 2009, January)
Conversion options changed from defaults:
  chapter: u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., 'chapter|book|section|part|prologue|epilogue\\s+', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']"
  read_metadata_from_opf: u'D:\\Temp\\calibre_i_4wup\\7yi6hd.opf'
  output_profile: 'kindle_voyage'
  cover: u'D:\\Temp\\calibre_i_4wup\\auoa8c.jpeg'
  verbose: 2
  flow_size: 1024
Resolved conversion options
calibre version: 2.85.1
{'asciiize': False,
 'author_sort': None,
 'authors': None,
 'base_font_size': 0.0,
 'book_producer': None,
 'change_justification': u'original',
 'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., 'chapter|book|section|part|prologue|epilogue\\s+', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
 'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
 'comments': None,
 'cover': u'D:\\Temp\\calibre_i_4wup\\auoa8c.jpeg',
 'debug_pipeline': None,
 'dehyphenate': True,
 'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
 'disable_font_rescaling': False,
 'dont_split_on_page_breaks': False,
 'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
 'embed_all_fonts': False,
 'embed_font_family': None,
 'enable_heuristics': False,
 'epub_flatten': False,
 'epub_inline_toc': False,
 'epub_toc_at_end': False,
 'expand_css': False,
 'extra_css': None,
 'extract_to': None,
 'filter_css': u'',
 'fix_indents': True,
 'flow_size': 1024,
 'font_size_mapping': None,
 'format_scene_breaks': True,
 'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
 'input_encoding': None,
 'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x042AAF50>,
 'insert_blank_line': False,
 'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
 'insert_metadata': False,
 'isbn': None,
 'italicize_common_cases': True,
 'keep_ligatures': False,
 'language': None,
 'level1_toc': None,
 'level2_toc': None,
 'level3_toc': None,
 'line_height': 0.0,
 'linearize_tables': False,
 'margin_bottom': 5.0,
 'margin_left': 5.0,
 'margin_right': 5.0,
 'margin_top': 5.0,
 'markup_chapter_headings': True,
 'max_toc_links': 50,
 'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
 'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
 'no_default_epub_cover': False,
 'no_inline_navbars': False,
 'no_svg_cover': False,
 'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.KindleVoyageOutput object at 0x042B0370>,
 'page_breaks_before': u"//*[name()='h1' or name()='h2']",
 'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
 'preserve_cover_aspect_ratio': False,
 'pretty_print': True,
 'pubdate': None,
 'publisher': None,
 'rating': None,
 'read_metadata_from_opf': u'D:\\Temp\\calibre_i_4wup\\7yi6hd.opf',
 'remove_fake_margins': True,
 'remove_first_image': False,
 'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
 'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
 'renumber_headings': True,
 'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
 'search_replace': '[]',
 'series': None,
 'series_index': None,
 'smarten_punctuation': False,
 'sr1_replace': None,
 'sr1_search': None,
 'sr2_replace': None,
 'sr2_search': None,
 'sr3_replace': None,
 'sr3_search': None,
 'start_reading_at': None,
 'subset_embedded_fonts': False,
 'tags': None,
 'timestamp': None,
 'title': None,
 'title_sort': None,
 'toc_filter': None,
 'toc_threshold': 6,
 'toc_title': None,
 'transform_css_rules': '[]',
 'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
 'unwrap_lines': True,
 'use_auto_toc': False,
 'verbose': 2}
InputFormatPlugin: CHM Input running
on D:\Temp\calibre_i_4wup\zw1ipc.chm
Processing CHM...
tdir=D:\Temp\calibre_i_4wup\hq4mfp_chm2oeb
stream.name=D:\Temp\calibre_i_4wup\zw1ipc.chm
Opening CHM file
Extracting CHM to D:\Temp\calibre_i_4wup\hq4mfp_chm2oeb
Python function terminated unexpectedly
  '/' is zero bytes in length! (Error Code: 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "site.py", line 132, in main
  File "site.py", line 109, in run_entry_point
  File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\worker.py", line 195, in main
  File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\gui_conversion.py", line 33, in gui_convert_override
  File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\gui_conversion.py", line 26, in gui_convert
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plumber.py", line 1088, in run
  File "site-packages\calibre\customize\conversion.py", line 245, in __call__
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\chm_input.py", line 57, in convert
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\chm\metadata.py", line 140, in get_metadata_from_reader
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\chm\reader.py", line 101, in GetFile
calibre.ebooks.chm.reader.CHMError: '/' is zero bytes in length!

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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