autopkgtests fail with openjdk 11~28-3ubuntu1 in cosmic-proposed

Bug #1796361 reported by Olivier Tilloy on 2018-10-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

libreoffice 6.1.2 autopkgtests pass with openjdk 10.0.2+13-1ubuntu1 that's currently in cosmic. When upgrading openjdk to 11~28-3ubuntu1 in cosmic-proposed, the test called odk-build-examples reliably fails. I'm attaching the log of the failed test, ran separately in an up-to-date amd64 cosmic VM with cosmic-proposed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: libreoffice (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-8.9-generic 4.18.7
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu11
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri Oct 5 17:55:10 2018
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-07-02 (824 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to cosmic on 2018-09-14 (21 days ago)

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I was able to get the tests passing with the following change:

--- odk/examples/DevelopersGuide/OfficeDev/DesktopEnvironment/Makefile.orig 2018-10-05 18:45:40.169292599 +0200
+++ odk/examples/DevelopersGuide/OfficeDev/DesktopEnvironment/Makefile 2018-10-05 18:45:46.417351542 +0200
@@ -66,7 +66,6 @@
 APP1_CLASSFILES = $(patsubst,$(OUT_APP_CLASS)/%.class,$(APP1_JAVAFILES))
 APP1_CLASSNAMES = $(patsubst,%.class,$(APP1_JAVAFILES)) \
   CustomizeView$(QUOTE)$$ClickListener.class \
- DocumentView$(QUOTE)$$1.class \

But I'm not sure what that change really involves, functionally speaking.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

DocumentView$1.class is supposed to hold an anonymous inner class, and it looks like with the updated openjdk this file is not generated. I wonder whether that's an openjdk regression, or a change in how the jdk compiles java classes.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

This could possibly be a consequence of

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I'm not fluent in java, but reading the source ( I cannot see any anonymous inner class definitions. And indeed if I disassemble DocumentView$1.class that was generated with OpenJDK 10, it looks pretty much empty:

$ javap out/sdk/LINUXexample.out/class/OfficeDevDesktopEnv/DocumentView\$1.class
Compiled from ""
class DocumentView$1 {

I also successfully ran the corresponding tests with OpenJDK 10 after removing DocumentView$(QUOTE)$$1.class from odk/examples/DevelopersGuide/OfficeDev/DesktopEnvironment/Makefile, so it looks like this could be safely removed.

Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

Is this still seen once you rebuild LO with OpenJDK 11?

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Rebuilding libreoffice against OpenJDK 11 shouldn't make any difference.

The failing test invokes /usr/lib/jvm/default-java/bin/javac to compile java files in /usr/lib/libreoffice/sdk/examples/DevelopersGuide/OfficeDev/DesktopEnvironment/, and then tries to bundle the resulting class files into a jar by invoking /usr/lib/jvm/default-java/bin/jar with the list of expected class files. One of those files is not being generated (DocumentView$1.class) when compiled with javac in OpenJDK 11.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Change submitted upstream for discussion:

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2018-10-11
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

The autopkgtest failures were temporarily ignored to allow openjdk 11 to enter the archive:

This still needs fixing in libreoffice.

Tiago Stürmer Daitx (tdaitx) wrote :

Thanks Olivier,

I confirm your test results: ignoring the DocumentView$1.class is fine with both openjdk-10 and openjdk-11.

I agree that JEP-181 is the most probable cause as to why this access bridge class is no longer generated - there's a small discussion on why access bridge classes were necessary at

Thanks for driving this.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress

Hello Olivier, or anyone else affected,

Accepted libreoffice into cosmic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-cosmic to verification-done-cosmic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-cosmic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-cosmic
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

autopkgtests for libreoffice 1:6.1.2-0ubuntu1.1 in cosmic-proposed all passed (see

Based on this, marking verified.

tags: added: verification-done-cosmic
removed: verification-needed-cosmic
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for libreoffice has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libreoffice - 1:6.1.2-0ubuntu1.1

libreoffice (1:6.1.2-0ubuntu1.1) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * Make LibreOffice under the LXQt desktop environment use the Breeze theme
    as the default (LP: #1799001).
  * Backport a patch from upstream which fixes testcases with OpenJDK 11
    (LP: #1796361).

 -- Simon Quigley <email address hidden> Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:14:37 -0500

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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