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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Mar 3 21:09:52 UTC 2010

On mer., 2010-03-03 at 14:56 -0500, Jordan Metzmeier wrote:
> 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

I can display this message correctly in mutt, so it's at least not
reproducible on recent enough xfce4-terminal. I'll try to reproduce on
unstable too, but in the meantime, could you try to reproduce using
another vte-based terminal (like gnome-terminal)?

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