Bug 449273 - mftrace aborts fatally on unsupported metafont output
mftrace aborts fatally on unsupported metafont output
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mftrace (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Quentin Spencer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 434394
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Reported: 2008-06-01 10:53 EDT by Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Modified: 2008-07-08 00:37 EDT (History)
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Description Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2008-06-01 10:53:20 EDT
Description of problem:

  /usr/bin/mftrace around line 927:

  m = re.search ("\n!", log)
  start = m.start (0)

  No match found in log, m is None, None.start gives exception.
  Root cause is unknown, but this prevents lilypond rebuilds in rawhide.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
  1. cvs checkout lilypond
  2. cd lilypond/devel
  3. make mockbuild
Actual results:

MFINPUTS=. mftrace --encoding ./out/feta11.enc --no-afm -I . -I ./out/
--formats=pfa,pfb,svg feta11
mftrace 1.2.14
Font `feta11'...
Warning: no extra font information for this font.
Consider writing a XX_guess_font_info() routine.
Using encoding file: `/builddir/build/BUILD/lilypond-2.10.33/mf/out/feta11.enc'
Running Metafont...
warning: mf: command exited with value 32512 (ignored) 
Metafont failed.  Excerpt from the log file: 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/mftrace", line 1412, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/mftrace", line 1408, in main
do_file (filename)
  File "/usr/bin/mftrace", line 1382, in do_file
base = gen_pixel_font (basename, metric, options.magnification)
  File "/usr/bin/mftrace", line 928, in gen_pixel_font
start = m.start (0)
'NoneType' object has no attribute 'start'

Expected results:

  No error.

Additional info:

  See also the lilypond FTBFS bug at
Comment 1 Matt Domsch 2008-07-08 00:37:56 EDT
builds as of 2008-07-03, version 1.2.14-4.fc10.

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