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[Bug 1214352] Re: [SRU] GUINT32/64_SWAP_LE_BE macros do not enclose val argument in parentheses


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

** Changed in: gvfs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  [SRU] GUINT32/64_SWAP_LE_BE macros do not enclose val argument in

Status in LibreOffice Productivity Suite:
  Fix Released
Status in The "G" Library - GLib:
  Fix Released
Status in glib2.0 package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in gvfs package in Ubuntu:
Status in libreoffice package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
   * This bug affects Glib-dependent packages, one of them is modern version of LibreOffice 4.x from PPA (https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa).
  * LibreOffice is very important software. Modern versions are more functional. Without them Ubuntu is nothing, it is a toy.

  [Test Case]
   1. Place OpenDocument file (for example 'test.odt') on SMB/CIFS server (Samba on GNU/Linux, or from Windows). Make this share available for read-write.
   2a.1. Open Nautilus, navigate it to 'smb://server_name/share_name/', wait the share to be mounted with GVFS.
   2a.2. Double click on 'test.odt'
   2b. Launch terminal and send 'libreoffice smb://server_name/share_name/test.odt' command.
   3. Get error message from LibreOffice:
       "The file 'test.odt' is corrupt and therefore cannot be opened.
       LibreOffice can try to repair the file.

          The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or of
       structural document damage due to data transmission.
       We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired document.
       Execution of macros is disabled for this document.

          Should LibreOffice repair the file?

          Yes     No"
   4a. If I click 'Yes', the file is opened, but the title of the document
            is "Untitled 1 (repaired document)", not original name.
   4b. If I click 'No', the dialog 'LibreOffice 4.4' is opened with text:
            The file 'test.odt' could not be repaired and therefore cannot be opened.

          I click 'OK' here, the next window "LibreOffice" is opened with text:
          "General Error.
          General input/output error.


          If I click OK here - no files are opened.

  While step 3 gvfsd-smb process eats CPU then terminates with error.
  This error is caused by bug in Glib (wrong type conversion in macros).

  [Regression Potential]

   * This functionality is essential. Please fix this bug.
  I (and you) can't tell Windows users, that they should not open office files from network shares in GNU/Linux.

   * The patch has two lines
  and well-tested at upstream.

   * This bug may cause potential loss of data.

  [Other Info]

   * Corresponding links to LibO bugs are:

  [Original description]
  On 12.04 LTS precise GUINT32/64_SWAP_LE_BE macros do not enclose val argument in parentheses, causing trouble down the stack in gvfs and LibreOffice (and possibly in lots of obscure bugs elsewhere).
  There is a patch available, but as this touches the header, it needs a full recompile of rdepends.
  see: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2013-March/180302.html ff. for details

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