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Report Magic Known Problems

The following issues are known to exist in the currently available 2.21 release or have been discovered since release. They will be addressed in the next release (unless otherwise specified).

(9 January 2009) With the newer versions of GD, it's not valid to create a 0x0 file and this throws an error. Which produces the error message, "gd warning: one parameter to a memory allocation multiplication is negative or zero, failing operation gracefully Can't call method "can" on an undefined value at /usr/share/rmagic/wadg/rm/ line 928." You can fix it with this patch:

--- 2009-01-09 08:42:44.000000000 +0900
+++ 2009-01-09 08:43:07.000000000 +0900
@@ -907,7 +907,7 @@
        # Check GD for support of desired output format. If none
        # given or not capable, then set output format accordingly.
- my $g = new GD::Image(0,0);
+ my $g = new GD::Image(1,1);

        if( defined $self->val( 'graphs', 'Format' ) ) {
                if( $self->val( 'graphs', 'Format' ) =~ /jpe?g/i ) {

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(28 May 2003) If your output path includes the letter sequences 'top', 'bottom', or 'right' or starts with the letters 'left' and you are using frames, the navigation window will not properly open the reports in the report frame. This bug affects all editions and will be fixed in the next release.

(26 May 2003) There is a bug in the formatting of byte values for the "Most active" period line in the Time Reports. This will be formatted correctly in the next release.

(23 May 2003) There is a typo in the file lang/.root/rdata.ini in all distributions. Line 213 should say "ShortName = INTSEARCHWORD".

(31 Jan 2003) Some users are reporting problems viewing graphs in Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6. It occurs only with certain graphics, using particular datasets and is only apparent in these browsers. It appears to be an incompatibility between the libpng library and IE as other browsers and other graphics programs will open the file just fine. No known workaround is available at this time. No known patch is planned. Any additional information in this (such as libpng version installed and platform) would help.

(5 Aug 2002) Windows Edition Graphs may not be created for many reports in the current version when you are using TrueType fonts. You can work around this by disabling the Fonts setting in the [graphs] section of your settings file.

(5 Aug 2002) Windows Edition When using TrueType fonts in the Windows Editions, 2.14 through 2.16, the labels will all show up as boxes. This appears to be a bug in one of the libraries provided by ActiveState. They have been notified of the issue, and are looking into it. You can work around this by disabling the Fonts setting in the [graphs] section of your settings file.

(6 Apr 2002) Report Magic can hang or run extremely slowly on Windows when a UNC path name or mapped drive letter is given for writing reports. We are still working to find a fix for this problem.

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