[Freewx-maint] Bug#702378: libwxgtk2.8-0: segv printing postscript in a latin-1 locale

Kevin Ryde user42 at zip.com.au
Tue Mar 5 20:35:26 UTC 2013

Package: libwxgtk2.8-0
Severity: normal

Attempting to print to a postscript file in a latin-1 locale gets a
segfault.  For example the demo in

    File/Print menu
    click on the Print to File
    click ok
    enter a filename and directory
    click save

gdb claims it to be in wxPostScriptDC::DoGetTextExtent() dcpsg.cpp line
2151 and has p==NULL.  If my sources are up-to-date that line would be

    for(p=(unsigned char *)wxMBSTRINGCAST strbuf; *p; p++)

Maybe it's something locale related.  If I make a utf8 and switch to it
like LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 then the print works.  In that case it warns too
that I don't have file /usr/share/wx/gs_afm/Helv.afm, if that makes a

Is that p strbuf thing a conversion to a locale string to measure the
characters or something?  Dunno what it should do if the locale is not
enough for the string to be printed, but you'd hope it didn't crash.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-486
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libwxgtk2.8-0 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.4.0-2
ii  libc6                     2.13-10
ii  libexpat1                 2.1.0-1
ii  libfontconfig1            2.9.0-7.1
ii  libfreetype6              2.4.9-1.1
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.6.1-3
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.26.1-1
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]  8.0.5-3
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libglu1-mesa [libglu1]    8.0.5-3
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.10-2
ii  libjpeg8                  8d-1
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.30.0-1
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.49-3
ii  libsm6                    2:1.2.1-2
ii  libstdc++6                4.6.1-3
ii  libtiff4                  3.9.6-11
ii  libwxbase2.8-0  
ii  libxinerama1              2:1.1.2-1
ii  multiarch-support         2.13-38
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.7.dfsg-13

libwxgtk2.8-0 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libwxgtk2.8-0 suggests:
pn  libgnomeprintui2.2-0  <none>

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