Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) on Fedora 19 x86_64 Core dumped. Problematic frame: C [libsoup-2.4.so.1]

You issue the script spoon.sh on Fedora 19 x86_64, it breaks with the following error:

# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00000031e926d9c1, pid=10487, tid=140492000786176
# JRE version: 7.0_25-b15
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (23.25-b01 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops)
# Problematic frame:
# C  [libsoup-2.4.so.1+0x6d9c1]  soup_session_feature_detach+0x11
# Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. To enable core dumping, try "ulimit -c unlimited" before starting Java again
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /home/darwin/data-integration/hs_err_pid10487.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
#   http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.
spoon.sh: line 166: 10487 Aborted                 (core dumped) "$_PENTAHO_JAVA"

It turns out that it is an eclipse issue as depicted here:

After updating to GNOME 3.8 with libsoup 2.42.0, Eclipse reliably crashes after a few seconds of using:


the workaround is modifying your spoon.sh file as follows


Note that the thing you need to add to the JAVA options is:

Should problems still arise, try adding this option too:
or the equivalent path in your system to xulrunner

and that's it, I hope it helps.