Bug 508197 - ocaml-gettext 0.3.3 needs to be backported to Fedora 12
Summary: ocaml-gettext 0.3.3 needs to be backported to Fedora 12
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ocaml-gettext
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
Blocks: F11VirtTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-06-26 02:00 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2010-12-05 06:47 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:47:35 UTC

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Description Jens Petersen 2009-06-26 02:00:58 UTC
Description of problem:
virt-top segfaults immediately for me when run in ja locale.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 virt-top
Actual results:
セグメンテーション違反です (Segmentation fault.)

Expected results:
to run like in other locales

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-06-26 20:08:47 UTC
Thanks for this report - I will try to look at
it next week.

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-07-03 14:55:22 UTC
Apologies - I didn't get a chance to study this
this week.  I'll try again next week.

Comment 3 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-05 10:41:30 UTC
Set the product to Virtualization Tools.  I'll have a look
at this for real later today.

Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-05 13:26:30 UTC
Confirmed this is a bug in ocaml-gettext, discussing
with upstream.

Comment 5 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-05 14:09:37 UTC
OK we fixed this now.  The *.mo files were corrupt.  Try this
to demonstrate the problem:

  msgunfmt /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/virt-top.mo

We've changed the tool upstream which we use to generate the
*.mo files, so this shouldn't happen in future.

Now however there is a second problem - curses messes up
strings containing Japanese characters.

Comment 6 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-05 14:11:14 UTC
Commit which fixes the first problem:


Comment 7 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-10-05 14:39:22 UTC
OK we fixed the second problem too by linking against
ncursesw instead of ncurses.


I'm going to declare this bug "closed upstream", because
everything now works for me.  I will build a new virt-top
in Fedora later once I've fixed a few of the other bugs.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-10-06 16:09:27 UTC
ocaml-curses-1.0.3-6.fc12.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-10-07 17:06:13 UTC
virt-top-1.0.4-1.fc12.1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 10 Tim Niemueller 2009-12-29 14:50:51 UTC
This still breaks if run with de_DE.UTF-8 locale. It works fine when run with "LANG=C virt-top". This is virt-top-1.0.4-1.fc12.1.x86_64 on F-12.

Comment 11 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-12-30 09:21:49 UTC
Ugh so it does.  There must be another bug in the locale code.

Reopening ...

Comment 12 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-12-30 09:24:17 UTC
Ugh x 2.  The message catalog for DE is broken.  The
format strings don't have matching %s, eg:

$ msgunfmt /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/virt-top.mo
msgid "%s: display should be %s"
msgstr "'%s' sollte numerisch sein."

msgid "%s: sort order should be: %s"
msgstr "Soll eine Palette verwendet werden?"

The gettext library is supposed to be catching this sort
of error, but obviously that bit doesn't work.

Comment 13 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-12-30 17:30:56 UTC
The problem was simply that I'd built the package against
the old, broken ocaml-gettext library, and not the new fixed

Please try upgrading to virt-top 1.0.4-3 (in Rawhide):

I also need to backport ocaml-gettext 0.3.3 to Fedora 12
and rebuild virt-top in F12 against that.  Not done yet - so
I'll leave this bug open.

Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 12:40:37 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 15 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-06-08 13:25:51 UTC
This is actually a bug against Fedora 12.

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Comment 17 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 06:47:35 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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