Bug 625324

Summary: [abrt] fontforge-20090923-3.fc13: SCReinstanciateRefChar: Process /usr/bin/fontforge was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Zirneklitis <k_a_r_l_o_>
Component: fontforgeAssignee: Kevin Fenzi <kevin>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: fonts-bugs, kevin, paul, roozbeh
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Description Zirneklitis 2010-08-19 05:13:16 UTC
abrt version: 1.1.13
architecture: x86_64
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: fontforge
comment: Can be reproduced under Xfce, I do not manage to reproduce under Gnome.
component: fontforge
crash_function: SCReinstanciateRefChar
executable: /usr/bin/fontforge
package: fontforge-20090923-3.fc13
rating: 4
reason: Process /usr/bin/fontforge was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
release: Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
time: 1282194280
uid: 500

How to reproduce
1.Create a new or ope an existing font – does not matter
2.If a new font is created at least one character should be created.
3.Select an existing character.
4.Try to copy reference (twice)

Comment 1 Zirneklitis 2010-08-19 05:13:19 UTC
Created an attachment (id=439581)
File: backtrace

Comment 2 Kevin Fenzi 2010-08-19 15:55:45 UTC
Can you please try updating to the packages here: 


and see if you can reproduce the issue?

Comment 3 Zirneklitis 2010-08-27 06:19:18 UTC
*** Bug 627846 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Zirneklitis 2010-08-27 06:20:26 UTC
> and see if you can reproduce the issue?

The problem persist :(

Comment 5 Paul Flo Williams 2011-03-10 12:57:09 UTC
I no longer have F13 installed anywhere but, as you still have the problem with the scratch build Kevin supplied, I've put XFCE 4.6.2 on my laptop with F14. I have been unable to reproduce this with fontforge-20100501-7.

I can quite happily copy references over multiple other characters, unlink references and repeat the copies until I have a ton of overlapping outlines, all with no crashing at all.

I also can't get this to go wrong with GNOME (same as for you).

If you can get this to go wrong with one of the standard fonts (Deja Vu, say), and you can tell me, key by key, what you did to get it to go wrong, I'll have another go at reproducing it, but for now it's a mystery, sorry.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 11:10:32 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2011-06-28 14:25:38 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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