[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#583546: fontforge: Fontforge does not start (segmentation fault) because of defoma

Jean-Christophe Dubacq jcdubacq1 at free.fr
Fri May 28 09:07:51 UTC 2010

Package: fontforge
Version: 0.0.20090923-2
Severity: normal

Recently I had a trouble with fontforge (not starting, segmentation fault, as in #524310)
The Xorg.0.log said things like "FreeType: couldn't open face /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/DejaVuSerif-Roman.ttf: 1" for each try
(and another font before that: 
FreeType: couldn't open face /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/KacstQuraFixed.ttf: 1
multiple times, 18 times by my count).

it is probably due to /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType being in the FontPath
After moving /var/lib/defoma away, the problem disappeared

/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/KacstQuraFixed.ttf and /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/DejaVuSerif-Roman.ttf were broken
symlinks. There are many others.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (100, 'unstable'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fontforge depends on:
ii  libc6                   2.10.2-9         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-4         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfontforge1           0.0.20090923-2   font editor - runtime library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.11-1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgdraw4               0.0.20090923-2   font editor - runtime graphics and
ii  libgif4                 4.1.6-9          library for GIF images (library)
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.1-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.6-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62               6b-16.1          The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.0-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.43-1         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+b1       Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libuninameslist0        0.0.20091231-1   a library of Unicode annotation da
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-3        X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2                 2.1.14-2         FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                  2:1.3-4          X11 Input extension library
ii  libxml2                 2.7.7.dfsg-2     GNOME XML library
ii  python2.5               2.5.5-6          An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

fontforge recommends no packages.

Versions of packages fontforge suggests:
ii  autotrace                   0.31.1-15+b1 bitmap to vector graphics converte
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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