[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#569548: fontforge: deterministic segfault

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Fri Feb 12 09:58:55 UTC 2010

Package: fontforge
Version: 0.0.20090923-1+b1
Severity: important


I found (in a painful manner) that fontforge dies when in a very
specific case:

* open the font file bchr8a.pfb (from texlive-fonts-recommended).
* select the character U+03BC.
* go to Element > Style > Add small capitals and hit enter.

I was trying to modify some fonts in such a manner that I could have
small caps for use with XeLaTeX. It died in this character for any fonts
that I tried, 100% reproducible.

Actually, it also segfaults with other symbols (which I can't quite
remember), but this one should already hint at the general problem.

Thanks, Rogério Brito.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.33-rc5-00237-g9a3cbe3 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.utf-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fontforge depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.10.2-6          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2              1.8.8-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1         2.8.0-2           generic font configuration library
ii  libfontforge1          0.0.20090923-1+b1 font editor - runtime library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.11-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgdraw4              0.0.20090923-1+b1 font editor - runtime graphics and
ii  libgif4                4.1.6-9           library for GIF images (library)
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.22.4-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libice6                2:1.0.6-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62              6b-16             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.26.2-1          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.42-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libspiro0              20071029-2        a library for curve design
ii  libtiff4               3.9.2-3           Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libuninameslist0       0.0.20091231-1    a library of Unicode annotation da
ii  libx11-6               2:1.3.3-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2                2.1.14-1          FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxml2                2.7.6.dfsg-2+b1   GNOME XML library
ii  python2.5              2.5.5-2           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

fontforge recommends no packages.

Versions of packages fontforge suggests:
pn  autotrace                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  fontforge-doc                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  fontforge-extras              <none>     (no description available)
pn  potrace                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-fontforge              <none>     (no description available)

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