Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49674
twm can coredump if it can't get a window name
Last modified: 2008-06-14 14:50:13 EDT
If I18N_FetchName in util.c in the twm source code fails to retrieve the
window name AddWindow in add_window.c doesn't notice this and attempts to
use the name variable anyways, even though it hasn't been initialized.
The easiest way to fix this is to set the window name variable to NULL in
I18N_FetchName explicitly, because AddWindow checks for this. I will
attach a patch.
Created attachment 24548 [details]
patch to fix twm coredump
Fixed internally in 4.1.0-0.9.5, patch applied. Will appear
in future rawhide release.
Closing due to inactivity. Please feel free to reopen this bug or refile this
bug against the latest release Fedora Core if you feel this bug is still
Too bad bugzilla does not let you change the bug owner without reopening the bug
report. I no longer work at Red Hat, and have anything to do with X, and don't
want any more twm bug report emails. ;o)
Even better, is it wont let me change it back to NOTABUG, meaning if you want to
detach from getting bug spam on particular bugs, you have no option other than
to annoy everyone else involved with the bug too.
You can annoy me in the private email, I would gladly fix it for you (and
especially for you).