Bug#988787: marked as done (cdebconf-gtk-udeb: should give GTK a chance to do layout before adding lots of text)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #988787,
regarding cdebconf-gtk-udeb: should give GTK a chance to do layout before adding lots of text
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- Subject: libpango1.0-udeb: hangs the installer in various situations
- From: Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:13:56 +0200
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Justification: renders package unusable
In the “better late than never” department… I've completed a debugging session
that shows that upgrading libpango1.0-udeb from 1.42.4-8 to 1.44.7-3 hangs the
installer in various situations.
Interestingly, it doesn't *always* do that.
- I know for sure this upgrade is responsible for the rescue mode
breakage *under some locales* tracked at:
e.g. getting a shell into the system to be rescued works fine in
French or in German, but not in English (which hasn't any crazy fonts
or glyphs compared to the two other ones).
- It seems to a kind user performing many tests that this could be
linked to the actual hardware configuration:
(See the “For short […]” conclusion, it's priceless.)
I'll be trying to get more results from Étienne.
- I'm *not yet* certain this also triggers direct failures for Netinst
images for several languages, tracked at:
but I have a rather strong suspicion, as mentioned in:
I'll try to confirm this in the next few days.
Chris Hofstaedtler provided some perf data, which might help figure out
what's happening for someone who's knowledgeable about pango internals:
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Done: Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
cdebconf, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.
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Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 06:56:57 +0200
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com>
Closes: 882804 987377 987449 988589 988787
cdebconf (0.258) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Simon McVittie ]
* Capture new-style GLib structured logging messages, ensuring that we
stop losing messages generated by libraries using that structured
logging (ie. GLib and Pango) instead of the old text-based logging
(i.e. GTK 2) (Closes: #988589).
* Postpone adding text to GtkTextView until GTK has done initial layout,
to avoid running into an infinite loop that would result in only the
title being displayed, and a hang of the installer (Closes: #988787).
This fixes a number of scenarios including:
- Hang before offering a shell in rescue mode [en] (Closes: #987377).
- Hang immediately with Sinhala and other languages (Closes: #987449).
- Hang in various places with Swedish (mirror selection or package
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Huge thanks to Simon McVittie for the incredible support!
* Align the display of info messages (e.g. “Rescue mode”) to the right
again, since Debian (logo and name) is back on the left side with the
* Implement workaround to ensure info messages (e.g. “Rescue mode”) get
displayed on the banner on the start-up screen (Closes: #882804).
[ Updated translations ]
* Japanese (ja.po) by Nozomu KURASAWA
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