Issue #6829 has been updated by mvanduyn (Mitch VanDuyn).


Thanks for looking into this.

Here is what I get.

irb(main):005:0> method = internet_postage.ole_method("PrintPostageEx")
RuntimeError: failed to GetTypeInfo
    HRESULT error code:0x80029c4a
      Error loading type library/DLL.
        from (irb):5:in `ole_method'
        from (irb):5
        from C:/Ruby193/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'
irb(main):006:0>

I tried the same thing on other things and the result is the same  i.e. pdk.ole_method("InternetPostage3") raises the same error.

Could the following note from the stamps.com documentation have anything to do with it?  

SMUI.TLB (Type-Library File) - The SDK provides Stamps.com client functionality in the form of an ActiveX object (SMUI.DLL). Although any COM-compatible language can access it, some languages, such as Visual Basic (when using early binding) and Visual C++, will require the type-library file in order to access them.   Have attached this file in case it is of any help.

I have also attached the DLL in case that is of any help.


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Bug #6829: Failure using Win32ole (happens in 1.8.7 and 1.9
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6829#change-28775

Author: mvanduyn (Mitch VanDuyn)
Status: Feedback
Priority: Normal
Assignee: suke (Masaki Suketa)
Category: ext
Target version: 
ruby -v: 1.9.1 and 1.8.7


The following code:

   require 'rubygems'
    require 'win32ole'
    pdk = WIN32OLE.new("StampsDotCom.PDK5")
    internet_postage = pdk.InternetPostage3
    print_job = pdk.CreatePrintJob5
    print_job.MailClass = 0 # first class
    print_job.MailpieceFormFactor = 1 # envelope
    print_job.MediaID = 2 ##10 envelope
    print_job.PrinterName = "\\\\stamps1\\Dev1"
    print_job.MailpieceWeight = 1
    print_job.AddRecipient("Stamps.com\r\n3420 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 1040\r\nSanta Monica, CA 90405")
    internet_postage.PrintPostage("Stamps.com\r\n3420 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 1040\r\nSanta Monica, CA 90405")  # this call works
    internet_postage.PrintPostageEx(1, print_job)  # this call fails

when run IRB causes the below error.  

To fully reproduce this problem you will have to load stamps.com  exe which is available from stamps.com (although you will have to get a trial account to get the exe, I can store the exe if needed, but its too large to upload here.

This code is from the stamps.com documentation, and is very similar to other code I have run in .NET, so I am sure it is correct.

A couple of notes:

1) The last 2 lines above have very similar functions.  The second to last line executes perfectly, but the last line causes the failure.  So this demonstrates that the basic com communication is working fine.

2) The last line is a bit different because it is being passed back an number (fine) PLUS a pointer to an object that is coming from the com object.  Could this be the problem?


There is the dump!

(irb):12: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.9.3p194 (2012-04-20) [i386-mingw32]

-- Control frame information -----------------------------------------------
c:0024 p:---- s:0084 b:0084 l:000083 d:000083 CFUNC  :method_missing
c:0023 p:0016 s:0082 b:0082 l:0021ac d:000081 EVAL   (irb):12
c:0022 p:---- s:0080 b:0080 l:000079 d:000079 FINISH
c:0021 p:---- s:0078 b:0078 l:000077 d:000077 CFUNC  :eval
c:0020 p:0028 s:0071 b:0071 l:000070 d:000070 METHOD C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb/workspace.rb:80
c:0019 p:0033 s:0064 b:0063 l:000062 d:000062 METHOD C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb/context.rb:254
c:0018 p:0031 s:0058 b:0058 l:00241c d:000057 BLOCK  C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb.rb:159
c:0017 p:0042 s:0050 b:0050 l:000049 d:000049 METHOD C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb.rb:273
c:0016 p:0011 s:0045 b:0045 l:00241c d:000044 BLOCK  C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb.rb:156
c:0015 p:0144 s:0041 b:0041 l:000024 d:000040 BLOCK  C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb/ruby-lex.rb:243
c:0014 p:---- s:0038 b:0038 l:000037 d:000037 FINISH
c:0013 p:---- s:0036 b:0036 l:000035 d:000035 CFUNC  :loop
c:0012 p:0009 s:0033 b:0033 l:000024 d:000032 BLOCK  C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb/ruby-lex.rb:229
c:0011 p:---- s:0031 b:0031 l:000030 d:000030 FINISH
c:0010 p:---- s:0029 b:0029 l:000028 d:000028 CFUNC  :catch
c:0009 p:0023 s:0025 b:0025 l:000024 d:000024 METHOD C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb/ruby-lex.rb:228
c:0008 p:0046 s:0022 b:0022 l:00241c d:00241c METHOD C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb.rb:155
c:0007 p:0011 s:0019 b:0019 l:001394 d:000018 BLOCK  C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb.rb:70
c:0006 p:---- s:0017 b:0017 l:000016 d:000016 FINISH
c:0005 p:---- s:0015 b:0015 l:000014 d:000014 CFUNC  :catch
c:0004 p:0183 s:0011 b:0011 l:001394 d:001394 METHOD C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i
rb.rb:69
c:0003 p:0039 s:0006 b:0006 l:0001e4 d:001f4c EVAL   C:/Ruby193/bin/irb:12
c:0002 p:---- s:0004 b:0004 l:000003 d:000003 FINISH
c:0001 p:0000 s:0002 b:0002 l:0001e4 d:0001e4 TOP

-- Ruby level backtrace information ----------------------------------------
C:/Ruby193/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:69:in `start'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:69:in `catch'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:70:in `block in start'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:155:in `eval_input'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-lex.rb:228:in `each_top_level_statement'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-lex.rb:228:in `catch'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-lex.rb:229:in `block in each_top_level_statem
ent'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-lex.rb:229:in `loop'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-lex.rb:243:in `block (2 levels) in each_top_l
evel_statement'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:156:in `block in eval_input'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:273:in `signal_status'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb:159:in `block (2 levels) in eval_input'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/context.rb:254:in `evaluate'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/workspace.rb:80:in `evaluate'
C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/workspace.rb:80:in `eval'
(irb):12:in `irb_binding'
(irb):12:in `method_missing'

-- C level backtrace information -------------------------------------------
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll(ZwWaitForSingleObject+0x15) [0x76eff8b1]
C:\Windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll(WaitForSingleObjectEx+0x43) [0x763b1194]
C:\Windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll(WaitForSingleObject+0x12) [0x763b1148]
C:\Ruby193\bin\msvcrt-ruby191.dll(rb_vm_bugreport+0xf9) [0x62e5c589]
C:\Ruby193\bin\msvcrt-ruby191.dll(rb_name_err_mesg_new+0x17a) [0x62d3a7e2]
C:\Ruby193\bin\msvcrt-ruby191.dll(rb_bug+0x2f) [0x62d3b4fb]
C:\Ruby193\bin\msvcrt-ruby191.dll(rb_check_safe_str+0x1a4) [0x62dee168]
 [0x004011e6]
C:\Windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll(GetProfileStringW+0x12aa3) [0x763f003f]
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll(RtlKnownExceptionFilter+0xb7) [0x76f574df]

-- Other runtime information -----------------------------------------------

* Loaded script: irb

* Loaded features:

    0 enumerator.so
    1 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/encdb.so
    2 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/iso_8859_1.so
    3 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/trans/transdb.so
    4 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/defaults.rb
    5 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/rbconfig.rb
    6 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/deprecate.rb
    7 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/exceptions.rb
    8 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/defaults/operating_system.rb
    9 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/custom_require.rb
   10 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems.rb
   11 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/e2mmap.rb
   12 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/init.rb
   13 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/workspace.rb
   14 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/inspector.rb
   15 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/context.rb
   16 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/extend-command.rb
   17 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/output-method.rb
   18 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/notifier.rb
   19 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/slex.rb
   20 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-token.rb
   21 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/ruby-lex.rb
   22 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/src_encoding.rb
   23 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/magic-file.rb
   24 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/euc_jp.so
   25 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/shift_jis.so
   26 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/etc.so
   27 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/dl.so
   28 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/fiddle.so
   29 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/fiddle/function.rb
   30 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/fiddle/closure.rb
   31 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/fiddle.rb
   32 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/dl.rb
   33 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rbreadline.rb
   34 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/readline.rb
   35 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/input-method.rb
   36 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb/locale.rb
   37 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/irb.rb
   38 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/utf_16le.so
   39 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/trans/single_byte.so
   40 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/enc/trans/utf_16_32.so
   41 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/i386-mingw32/win32ole.so
   42 C:/Ruby193/lib/ruby/1.9.1/win32ole.rb

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