Bug#509582: libglib2.0-0: Incorrectly handle accentuated file name

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Dec 23 15:40:45 UTC 2008

severity 509582 minor
tag 509582 unreproducible

Le mardi 23 décembre 2008 à 16:13 +0100, Eric Valette a écrit :
> Since the release of 2.18.3-1, I have many gnome application that crash when 
> I enter the save, attach, open dialog. This includes thunderbird with attach, 
> mozilla via open, pidgin also...
> I spend hours trying to figure how to debug dynamic libraries via DDD and at 
> least managed to see that the bug occurs because I have a file named 
> whose name is ending with a 'é' character in my directory. If I simply rename 
> the file replacing the terminal character 'é' by a 'e' everything 
> works as expected fine. This file is a simple text file. I cannot give the 
> real name of the file for confidentiality reasons but anyway it is not 
> important as I can reproduce the pattren at will:
> mkdir /tmp/toto
> cd /tmp/toto
> echo "text" >> AA1-XxxxxXxxxxxxxé
> Then try to open the directory with icedove via the attach file command or via
> iceweasel open file dialog => crash. The GNU C library detects a leak and then
> send a abort signal.
> I did not manage to find the reason yet (I lack DDD dynamic library 
> debugging practice) but it is very annoying for french people...

> Locale: LANG=en_IE at euro, LC_CTYPE=en_IE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15) 

Not only it is not reproducible, but it is only annoying for people
sticking to unsupported encodings.

Switch to UTF8, and you won’t have any such issues.

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