Bug#250655: xterm: crashes on paste from abiword
On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 06:17:50PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 10:27:16PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > >
> > > Okay, I will be patient while you explore this.
> > >
> > > Just as a remark to myself and my fellow "debian-x"ers, if it turns out
> > > the bug is in Xt, this bug should be reassigned to libxt6.
> > As far as I can determine, the bug is in the X libraries. Running against
> > the XFree86 4.3.0 build tree, I can reproduce the bug. Running against
> > XFree86 4.4.0 I cannot reproduce the bug. This is independent of the
> > version of xterm, and since it appears to have been fixed in the later
> > X libraries indicates to me that it should be reassigned to libxt6.
> Are you reasonably confident that it's Xt that has been fixed upstream
> or is that just a guess? I.e., could it be Xlib insteaad? Which way
> would you bet?
It's only a guess. I don't see any reason why (don't know that there are
interface changes) one couldn't mix the 4.3/4.4 Xlib, Xt, Xmu libraries to
point to a specific library which is most likely the cause. That might
be more efficient than building whole snapshots from different dates.
What I normally do on fishing expeditions like this is to do a binary
search with the snapshot dates to narrow it down.
(It's also possible that the problem exists in 4.4 but is obscured by
> It's not a really big deal, but I'm trying to get as much data as
> possible in case someone else wants to sink their teeth into this.
> (That might be me, armed with a diff of xf-4_3-branch and xf-4_4_0.)
> G. Branden Robinson | I'm not going to waste my precious
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Thomas E. Dickey