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Package: xterm
Version: 4.2.1-12.1
Severity: normal

I know there is no reason to do so, but when starting an xterm with
the option '-geom 0x0' it crashes.

# xterm -geom 0x0
Segmentation fault
#


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux 2.4.21 #19 Tue Jun 17 16:46:00 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C

Versions of packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.3.2-9        GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.5-3        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libncurses5               5.3.20030719-1 Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libxaw7                   4.2.1-12.1     X Athena widget set library
ii  xlibs                     4.2.1-12.1     X Window System client libraries

-- debconf information:
  xterm/clobber_xresource_file: true
  xterm/xterm_needs_devpts: 


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On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 03:01:39PM +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> Le jeu 13/11/2003 =E0 14:44, Sean Neakums a =E9crit :
> > Heiko Scheit <heiko.scheit@mpi-hd.mpg.de> writes:
> >=20
> > > I know there is no reason to do so, but when starting an xterm with
> > > the option '-geom 0x0' it crashes.
> >=20
> > Running 4.2.1-13 here, and I get:
> >=20
> > $ xterm -geom 0x0
> > X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range fo=
r operation)
> >   Major opcode of failed request:  12 (X_ConfigureWindow)
> >   Value in failed request:  0x0
> >   Serial number of failed request:  66
> >   Current serial number in output stream:  67
>=20
> 4.3-something here, and xterm doesn't segfault.

I can't reproduce it with 4.2.1-13 either.  In fact, when no window
manager is running, xterm dutifully creates a *very* tiny window.

I suspect the window manager is resoponsible for all the other behaviors
seen.

Closing this spurious report.

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