Bug 235351 - gdmgreeter crashes with non-utf8 users
gdmgreeter crashes with non-utf8 users
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Blocks: FC7Target
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Reported: 2007-04-05 07:08 EDT by Oskari Saarenmaa
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-05 11:42:17 EDT
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Description Oskari Saarenmaa 2007-04-05 07:08:35 EDT
Description of problem:
If there is a user on the system with a non-utf8-encoded real name, gdmgreeter
crashes.  I have users on my systems with latin1 ä and ö characters in their names.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.18.0-7.fc7

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd -c $(echo "Test\xf6") test
2. launch gdm
  
Actual results:
"The greeter application appears to be crashing.."

Expected results:
gdm works, and guesses the username encoding or replaces non-utf8 characters
with questionmarks or something else.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-05 09:22:44 EDT
Definitely a bug that should get fixed.  Proposing for FC7Target.

On the other hand, you might want to convert your usernames to be utf8.

You can do this with the /usr/bin/iconv file on your passwd shadow and group files.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-05 11:42:17 EDT
This is only with themes that have the face browser, yea?

If so, should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide.  Please reopen, if
gdm-2.18.0-8.fc7 doesn't fix your problem.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-06 15:27:14 EDT
Note there is a similar bug with system-config-users that I've filed as bug 235533

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