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XML Copy Editor does not launch at all on 12.04 64

Reported by Rainer Rohde on 2012-03-28
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This bug affects 36 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xmlcopyeditor (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I have a need to work with XML Copy Editor and for some reason, the editor does not even start. There's no error message, no feedback whatsoever - even when launching it from the commandline.

Any ideas?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xmlcopyeditor 1.2.0.6-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.33-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 28 07:26:37 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: xmlcopyeditor
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :
Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :

I noticed that I can launch XML Copy Editor from the cli by proving an argument like so: "xmlcopyeditor testfile.xml". The editor launches since that file doesn't exist. However, from the "new" file menu, I get a choice what new file I would like to create, and I choose "XML Document", click OK and the editor crashes - again, without any error message.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xmlcopyeditor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :

I tried this in an Ubuntu 12.04 beta2 32bit installation and XML Copy Editor doesn't work there either... :(

Zoki Ubuntu (zoki1990) wrote :

I use Ubuntu 12.04 beta2 64bit and XML Copy Editor doesn't even start. Icon appear, and when i press it, it starts glowing like it's going to start, and than nothing happens.

I can also confirm the bug as described earlier on 12.04 beta2 32bit:
1.) Installation from Ubuntu Software Center
2,) Start from Dash/Icon: imemdiate crash
3.) Start from shell without arguments: imediate crash
4.) Start from shell with valid filename (of valid XML file): windows appears shortly and crashes immediately
5.) Start from shell with invalid filename: WIndows opens OK - after valid file is selected via "Open" dialog, application crashes

Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :

This is very frustrating because the project lead decided to go with XML Copy Editor on Windows, and since I am the Linux advocate here, I am not able to run the program on Ubuntu at all. Doesn't look too good for the usecase I am tryin got suppor there. I was happy that XML Copy Editor is cross-platform, but the only platform it seems to work on is Windows.

Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :

Is there anyone that's working on this? Just wondering...

if you download the source code and compile it, it works fine.

source code http://sourceforge.net/projects/xml-copy-editor/files/xmlcopyeditor-linux/1.2.0.6/xmlcopyeditor-1.2.0.6-2.tar.gz/download

then follow instructions in INSTALL file.

Vladimir (verjovkin) wrote :

Succeeded with compilation after setting "--enable-debug" option in configuration.

ThomasG (thomas-gratier) wrote :

Same problem. I solve it smoothly doing

mkdir ~/compilexmlcopyeditor && cd ~/compilexmlcopyeditor
sudo apt-get purge xmlcopyeditor
sudo apt-get build-dep xmlcopyeditor
sudo apt-get source xmlcopyeditor
cd xmlcopyeditor-1.2.0.6
sudo dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -b
cd ..
dpkg -i *.deb

Commandline below OK (GUI and no crash)
xmleditor

Thanks ThomasG
On Ubuntu 12.04 AMD 32bits xmlcopyeditor from Canonical is still cashing

cement_head (andor-udel) wrote :

Holy Jumping Snakefish Batman - There's a PPA

https://launchpad.net/~mariusko/+archive/xmlcopyeditor

- CH

cosmocanario (cosmocanario) wrote :

Solución temporal, ya que si actualizamos el sistema sin desmarcar el paquete xmlcopyeditor se vuelve a chafar:

Same problem. I solve it smoothly doing

mkdir ~/compilexmlcopyeditor && cd ~/compilexmlcopyeditor
sudo apt-get purge xmlcopyeditor
sudo apt-get build-dep xmlcopyeditor
sudo apt-get source xmlcopyeditor
cd xmlcopyeditor-1.2.0.6
sudo dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -b
cd ..
dpkg -i *.deb

Commandline below OK (GUI and no crash)
xmleditor

Running xmlcopyeditor in strace, it looks like there is a problem of C++ binary incompatibility. Has some piece of code been built with a different version of the C++ compiler?

$ strace xmlcopyeditor
[...]
stat("/usr/share/xmlcopyeditor", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
writev(2, [{"xmlcopyeditor", 13}, {": ", 2}, {"relocation error", 16}, {": ", 2}, {"xmlcopyeditor", 13}, {": ", 2}, {"symbol _ZN16wxStyledTextCtrl7Sen"..., 127}, {"", 0}, {"", 0}, {"\n", 1}], 10) = 176
exit_group(127) = ?
$

John Wheatley (horsehigh1) wrote :

Thank you Cosmocanario worked fine for me on 12.04. Regards John.

stimrob (stimrob) wrote :

This bug has been present for well over a year: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xmlcopyeditor/+bug/901547

Are we going to see progress on this? If not, perhaps it should be removed from the ubuntu software archives since the program in it's current state is absolutely broken.

We shouldn't have to compile from source - that's the point of using a package manager such as aptitude. We also shouldn't have to use a PPA for the same reason.

Either the package needs to be fixed, or it needs to be removed from the software archives.

Same thing here, try the PPA, don't even works...

Can we have package update?

Thanks

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