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Bug 52765 - xftcache segfaults on gsf fonts
xftcache segfaults on gsf fonts
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-28 16:13 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Description Sammy 2001-08-28 16:13:39 EDT
Description of Problem:

This may not be considered a bug but I put all my Type1 fonts,
including the Ghostscript fonts into one directory. Ghostscript
includes 4-5 gsf files. When these are in that directory executing
xftcache gives a segfault. When they are removed it works ok.

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-01 07:46:46 EDT
Hmm.  That is a mixed one...  Nothing should segfault if programmed
correctly, so I'd have to agree there is a bug.  I'm not sure however
what the correct operation should be to handle the situation.  My
first inclination is to say that gsf fonts are not Type1 fonts and
shouldn't be in that directory.  WHile that may be true, it still
shouldn't segfault though.  This problem is better looked into by
those upstream at XFree86 who are more familiar with font related

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