pcb refuses to load footprint files

Bug #1790649 reported by dmn on 2018-09-04
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Chad Parker

Bug Description

As of git revision 4e48c1e ("fix parser warnings") pcb cannot open any footprint files anymore:

> pcb ACY100.fp
LoadPCB: Failed to load existing file "ACY100.fp". Is it supported PCB file?

dmn <email address hidden> schrieb am 4. September 2018:

> Public bug reported:
> As of git revision 4e48c1e ("fix parser warnings") pcb cannot open any
> footprint files anymore:

I can confirm. A binary compiled from git/master on Aug 17 2018 at
03:45:14 (CEST) immediately returns with
 LoadPCB: Failed to load existing file "foobar.fp".
This happens with every footprint I tried.

Kai-Martin Knaak
Email: <email address hidden>
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Changed in pcb:
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in pcb:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Chad Parker (parker-charles)
Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

Hi guys-

Sorry I didn't see this report. I'm not sure why LaunchPad doesn't notify me when there are new bug reports. I'm looking at it now.

Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

I've pushed a fix to branch LP1790649.

Changed in pcb:
milestone: none → pcb-4.1.3
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Bert Timmerman (bert-timmerman) wrote :


FWIW, I tested the branch LP1790649 and AFAICT:

File/Open and then open a footprint file works OK.

File/Load element to buffer doesn't work (NOK).

File/Load layout to buffer works OK.

Kind regards,

Bert Timmerman.

Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

I amended the commit before I left yesterday. File/Load element to buffer should be working now.

Bert Timmerman (bert-timmerman) wrote :

Hi Charles,

OK, verified.

Kind regards,

Bert Timmerman.

Bert Timmerman (bert-timmerman) wrote :

... and works for the lesstif GUI as well ;-)

dmn (graahnul.grom) wrote :

Yes, it works now. Thank you!

Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

Great, thanks for testing. I've picked the fix into master.

Changed in pcb:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in pcb:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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