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Bug#252895: /usr/X11R6/bin/xfontsel: [xfontsel] crash

On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 08:16:05PM +0200, Markus Schaber wrote:
> > 2) dpkg -S /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
> cmatrix-xfont, xfonts-75dpi-transcoded, xfonts-nexus, msttcorefonts,
> gsfonts-x11, ttf-larabie-straight, xfonts-x3270-misc, xfonts-artwiz,
> sharefont, t1-xfree86-nonfree, xfonts-pex, xfonts-greek-ph-75dpi,
> xfonts-base, unifont, xfonts-scalable, xfonts-100dpi, xfonts-konsole,
> xfonts-base-transcoded, xfonts-mona, xfonts-100dpi-transcoded,
> xfonts-75dpi, ttf-larabie-deco, xfonts-terminus, xfonts-tipa,
> ttf-larabie-uncommon, xfonts-bochs, freefont, scalable-cyrfonts-x11,
> artwiz-cursor, xfonts-jmk, ttf-commercial: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
> Seems to be a rather big bunch.

Mmmm, yes.

> What also makes me struggle is the fact that xfontsel displays the
> message "32767 names match" in the upper right corner of the window -
> this number seems to indicate that there could be some 16bit signed
> integer overrun...

Mmm, yes.

Take one of the smaller font packages (one with only one font if you can
find one), remove it, and re-run xfontsel.

Does it still report 32767 matching names?

If so, we definitely have a bug, though whether it's causing your crash
or not remains to be seen.

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