Bug 98757 - xfs dies if Big5 fonts missing
xfs dies if Big5 fonts missing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-07-08 11:45 EDT by Craig Ruff
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-17 06:49:32 EDT
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Description Craig Ruff 2003-07-08 11:45:19 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

Description of problem:
I happened to access a web site that caused the xfs server to die with a SEGV
(according to strace).  It turns out that the web site
(http://www.upgradeware.com/tw/index.htm) used a Taiwan Big5 font, which I did
not have installed.  Installing them (taipeifonts-1.2-23) stopped xfs from dying.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X without the Big5 fonts installed.
2. Use mozilla to access http://www.upgradeware.com/tw/index.htm, for example.
3. xfs dies, mozilla hangs.  Restarts of X fail because xfs is not running.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-07-10 10:24:21 EDT
Please report this in the XFree86 upstream bugzilla located at
http://bugs.xfree86.org and update this report with a URL linking to the
upstream report for tracking purposes.

Comment 2 Craig Ruff 2003-07-10 10:47:33 EDT
XFree86 bug URL: http://bugs.xfree86.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=493
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-07-10 14:01:59 EDT
Thanks, setting bug state to UPSTREAM to track in the upstream bugzilla.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2003-07-17 06:49:03 EDT
The upstream bug report has been closed WORKSFORME.  Without ability to reproduce
freely and without further debug info such as a backtrace, I'm unable to
investigate this any deeper.  If you can provide any more debugging information,
please continue to add it to the upstream bug report as I'm CC'd there.
Comment 5 Craig Ruff 2003-07-17 09:12:52 EDT
Of course, once I decided things seemed to be working, it failed again.
This time it was with the Big5 fonts installed.  It may be to some
TrueType fonts I have installed, but I have not yet been able to
narrow down which one.  This is the stack trace from the failure point:

#0  0x4207c45c in memcpy () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#1  0x4009401e in FTGetEnglishName () from /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfont.so.1
#2  0x40090b10 in FTRemap () from /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfont.so.1
#3  0x400926a6 in FTRemap () from /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfont.so.1
#4  0x40092cf0 in FTRemap () from /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfont.so.1
#5  0x4004f759 in FontFileOpenFont () from /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfont.so.1
#6  0x0805077f in strcpy ()
#7  0x08050e0b in strcpy ()
#8  0x0804b7db in strcpy ()
#9  0x0804a3b6 in strcpy ()
#10 0x0804a022 in strcpy ()
#11 0x420156a4 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6

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