Search results invisible in amd64 version

Bug #174407 reported by siouzi on 2007-12-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ebview (Fedora)
Fix Released
ebview (Ubuntu)
ebview (openSUSE)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ebview

Version: 0.3.6-3ubuntu2

On Ubuntu 7.10 amd64 version the search results cannot be seen. For example, when searching for "help" from EDICT dictionary the result list contains only "E" characters, but text is missing and the content window is also empty. Searching for something that should not have any results does display "No hit." in the content window. The interface seems to function properly otherwise, e.g. no problems displaying dictionary names written in kanji.

I am not sure if this a problem with ebview itself but I don't know how to trace the problem. eblook works fine and a forced install of the i386 version works as well with the 32-bit libraries - except for SCIM-input.

siouzi (cr-pp) wrote :
Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

You need to test it with version 0.3.6-5 from Hardy...

Changed in ebview:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
siouzi (cr-pp) wrote :

Now tested: ebview 0.3.6-7
Using: amd64 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Alpha 2, 2.6.24-2-generic

It has the exact same behaviour. Search results cannot be seen.

Mamoru TASAKA (mtasaka) wrote :

I guess this is the same as

Patch available from Novell bugzilla.

Joshua H. Rothenberg (jhr) wrote :

This problem still exists in Hardy and the patch from the first link Mamoru Tasaka posted fixes it. Without the patch it's impossible to read the entries that appear in the search results.

Changed in ebview:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in ebview:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
nomura (jnomura) wrote :

I also have tried the patch posted by Mamoru with ebview-0.3.6-7ubuntu1 and confirmed it works.
Given both Fedora and OpenSuSE released their updated packages with the fix,
I think it's safe to take the patch in.

Joshua H. Rothenberg (jhr) wrote :

This bug still exists in Intrepid. I really wish the patch would be applied.

Nils Hasenbanck (hasenbanck) wrote :

This bug is indeed still in the most recent ebview package of Jaunty. I have applied the patch from OpenSUSE to this post.

Could probably somebody append it? Or should I join the package team and do it myself?

Nils Hasenbanck (hasenbanck) wrote :

Here is the debdiff for this bug. Hope that I've done it right.

Nils Hasenbanck (hasenbanck) wrote :

Okay, half a month has past and the changes haven't reached the repository yet...

I just wanted to remember: the AMD64 Build in Jaunty is BROKEN. It's not usable, since the fonts are not displayed (at least for CJK dictionaries) at all.

jcsjcs (jcsjcs) wrote :

The bug is still present in current intrepid and I can confirm that the patch 174407.debdiff indeed solves the issue.

For the technically less inclined here are step-by-step instructions on how to get a working version installed. I don't know how to create a package, however.

cd /tmp # change to /tmp
apt-get source ebview # get ebview source
sudo apt-get build-dep ebview # install necessary dependencies to compile
wget # get the patch
patch -p0 <174407.debdiff # install the patch
cd ebview-0.3.6/
./configure --with-eb-conf=/etc/eb.conf
sudo make install

The programm will be installed to /usr/local/ by default.

Start with


Should you want to remove the files again, use the following command instead of the makes above:

sudo make uninstall


Masayuki Hatta (mhatta) wrote :

Hi, I'm the Debian maintainer of this package.

Recently I uploaded the new package to Debian sid, which contains fixes from openSUSE. So this bug can be closed when that package enters to Ubuntu.

BTW, I really appreciate if you could report bugs to Debian BTS ( I don't check Ubuntu's bug reports, and since the upstream of EBView is basically dead, I'm the de facto upstream now.

Changed in ebview (openSUSE):
importance: Unknown → Medium
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