Bug 51104 - fvwm2 crashes when trying to startup
fvwm2 crashes when trying to startup
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fvwm2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2001-08-07 08:27 EDT by greg hosler
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-07 08:30:01 EDT
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patch files for fvwm2 and spec file (632 bytes, patch)
2001-08-07 08:29 EDT, greg hosler
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Description greg hosler 2001-08-07 08:27:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
There is a coding error in fvwm-2.2.5/libs/fontset_wrapper.c that
will cause fvwm2 to crash. basically it frees a fonttable struct
from a linked list, without PROPERLY linking around the element to be
freed. The author knew what needed to be done, he/she just did it
wrongly. patch file, update to spec file are attached. Note crash is
dependent upon how fvwm2 starts up. It will either always happen, or might

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. pull out an old AnotherLevel rpm and install it.
2. start an X server with the following for a window manager:
	/usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm2 -cmd 'FvwmM4 -debug \
3. the old fvwm2 will segment violate. every single time.

Actual Results:  fvwm crashes, no wm started up

Expected Results:  fvwm to start up in AnotherLevel look/feel

Additional info:

patch attached. um, opps. you no longer can attach files to bugzilla

Will the maintainer please e-mail me. I'll mail you the patch and
spec file updates.

thx, and rgds,

Comment 1 greg hosler 2001-08-07 08:29:55 EDT
Created attachment 26633 [details]
patch files for fvwm2 and spec file
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-08-07 09:36:40 EDT
It's fixed in fvwm2-2.2.5-4. Thanks for your patch file

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