Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179617
fontconfig breaks remote apps with local DISPLAY
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 EST
Description of problem:
Latest fontconfig on local system breaks thunderbird (also mozilla) running on a
remote system with DISPLAY remoted to the local system.
In my test, the local system is x86_64 and the remote system is i686, just in
case this is relevant.
Reverting to fontconfig-2.3.93.cvs20060124-1 on the local system (with the
display) fixes the problem. No need to revert fontconfig on the remote system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.ssh -Y remotesystem
2.thunderbird <<< this is on the remote system
1. thunderbird dies silently after abou 1minute, no display opened
2. mozilla, in the same test, dies with a SEGV
Window from remote app should open on the local system
I can't reproduce the problem between two i686 boxes, so I think it is specific
to x86_64 on the local system (with the display).
I re upgraded the fontconfig on the x86_64 and now I can't reproduce the problem.
I had also removed $HOME/.fonts.cache-2 at both ends and rerun fc-cache as root.
Sorry, the problem has gone...
Hard to see how fontconfig on a local system can affect remote X clients anyway.