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FS#64168 - [xpdf] 4.02 crashes with xfce-session

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by peter (grinner) - Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:23 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Sunday, 03 November 2019, 12:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


xpdf 4.02 will not launch under xfce (4.14 in my case) returning

xpdf: fccache.c:768: FcCacheFini: Assertion `fcCacheChains[i] == NULL' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)

The issue was not present with xpdf 4.01 and has been noted as some sort of conflict with xfce-session.

This is not an archlinux bug also having been noted (at least) on slackware. See the upstream report: [url][/url].

The patch contained in the first post of that thread bypasses this problem by hacking out the FcFini calls:

--- xpdf/ 2019-10-04 22:18:53.406928421 -0400
+++ xpdf/ 2019-10-04 22:19:27.324927127 -0400
@@ -568,7 +568,7 @@

- FcFini();
+// FcFini(); FIXME - hack to get this not to crash.

I have rebuilt xfdf 4.02 with this change and can confirm that it launches; have not encounter any issues.

Basically a FYI to note the issue.
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Comment by GI Jack (GI_Jack) - Sunday, 10 November 2019, 23:20 GMT
Confirmed. Exact same issue.

It also fails in GNOME as well.