[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#572378: xfce4-terminal: terminal is unusable after cat'ing a non-ascii character from an otherwise plain-text file

Jordan Metzmeier jordan at pc-tesla.pscofky.net
Wed Mar 3 19:56:08 UTC 2010

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.2.8-5
Severity: normal

We had a user with a failed login attempt on one of our servers using non-ascii characters for the username. When xfce4-terminal tries to 'cat' the file, the terminal becomes unusable. The behavior is the same as if you tried to 'cat' a binary file.

I am reporting this as a bug because both xterm on my Debian Lenny machine, xfce4-terminal on 0.4.8 on my Pentoo testing VM, and putty all do not show this behavior.

The backport depends shown below are left over from when I tested the xfce4-terminal from lenny-backports. The xfce4-terminal was tested on this issue with both the regular depends from Lenny, as well as the depends from Lenny-backports.

I can not include the entire file but I can include the offending line:

Mar  2 16:50:53 psc login[7508]: FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM PC-ortize FOR 0001, Authentication failure

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal depends on:
ii  exo-utils              0.3.101-2~bpo50+1 Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.7-18lenny2      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.1-5+lenny1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.76-1            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0           0.3.101-2~bpo50+1 Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.6-3          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.12-1~lenny1  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libstartup-notificatio 0.9-1             library for program launch feedbac
ii  libvte9                1:0.16.14-4       Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4          4.6.1-1~bpo50+1   Utility functions library for Xfce

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus                      1.2.1-5+lenny1 simple interprocess messaging syst

xfce4-terminal suggests no packages.

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