Applications using X core font will crash in zh_CN.UTF-8 locale with
the latest xorg-x11. Suggeste patch is here with upstream:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using httx
2. Activate Input Method in zh_CN.UTF-8 locale
3. httx will crash and restart
Marking as release blocker, as this causes a crash, and has a known fix.
A different patch was committed to the XFree86 tree by David Dawes, with
credit to Yu Shao in the changelog. I'm attaching the new patch below,
which should be credited to (David Dawes, Yu Shao).
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 18:06:46 -0800 (PST)
From: David Dawes <dawes@XFree86.Org>
Subject: CVS Update: xc (branch: trunk)
Module name: xc
Changes by: email@example.com. 04/03/25 18:06:46
39. Fix a crash that can happen with apps using the zh_CN.UTF-8 locale
(Bugzilla #991, Yu Shao).
Revision Changes Path
1.17 +6 -2 xc/lib/X11/lcUTF8.c
3.3194 +3 -1 xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/CHANGELOG
Created attachment 173 [details] [review]
Patch to fix application crash in zh_CN.UTF8
Yes, this one is a critical bug and needs to be fixed, but it's going to have to
wait until the next release. I'm retargetting this to #351 so that it won't get
Better to ship with a bug we know than ship with untested code.
Sounds reasonable, thanks.
Is there any reason to not commit this bug now so that it can get testing before
the next release?
Patch checked in.