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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
XFree86 bug URL: http://bugs.xfree86.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=493
Thanks, setting bug state to UPSTREAM to track in the upstream bugzilla.
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.
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