Bug 91003 - utilities using fontconfig stop working when 1 (one) bad font is on its search path
Summary: utilities using fontconfig stop working when 1 (one) bad font is on its searc...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 87992
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fontconfig
Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-05-16 10:59 UTC by Leonid I. Dimitrov
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:53:03 UTC

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Description Leonid I. Dimitrov 2003-05-16 10:59:15 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030508

Description of problem:
When a font fontconfig doesn't like - for whatever reasons! - is on its search
path, then all graphical utilities using fontconfig - predominantly KDE and
GNOME - simply stop working with a message stating that probably fontconfig is
not configured correctly! This has as a consequence that the whole! X11 graphics
subsystem stops working at the next restart! It cost me days of annoyment and
work to locate this bug and the font file that caused it, but I still don't know
what should be wrong with that file - nautilus shows it - when NOT on the
fontconfig path! - as ok?

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.put a WRONG ttf file in one of the fontconfig search directories
2.fc-cache -f -v

Actual Results:  none of the fontconfig using utilities works anymore
X server cant't be started at the next occasion

Additional info:

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2003-05-16 14:34:47 UTC
We've had several reports of this, but we've never been able to 
identify a font with which I can reproduce this problem. 

What sort of "font fontconfig doesn't like" do you have?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87992 ***

Comment 2 Leonid I. Dimitrov 2003-05-16 16:46:51 UTC

Comment 3 Leonid I. Dimitrov 2003-05-16 16:51:15 UTC
shall i send it to you? how? attached here?

Comment 4 Owen Taylor 2003-05-16 16:57:44 UTC
Depends on the license. If it's a proprietary font, please dont'
attach it. You can mail it to me and I'll delete it when I'm
done debugging the problem.

As important as the font is having the exact sequence of operations
that will take a functioning system with only the default fonts 
and by adding this font make it stop functioning.

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:53:03 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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