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[debbugs-tracker] bug#24279: closed (xterm aborts upon ctrl+click)

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Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#24279: closed (xterm aborts upon ctrl+click)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:02:02 +0000

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has caused the debbugs.gnu.org bug report #24279,
regarding xterm aborts upon ctrl+click
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Bug in xterm and/or fontconfig Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:18:06 +0200 User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)
In GuixSD:

guix package -i xterm strace
strace xterm

xterm starts as it should,  however observe many failed calls similar to:
 O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

Now in the xterm, hold down Ctrl and press any mouse button.
The xterm aborts with the following messages:
 Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
 Error: Aborting: no font found

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#24279: Bug in xterm and/or fontconfig Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:01:55 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
> [...]
>> We can also fix this once and for all with this patch:
>> diff --git a/gnu/services/xorg.scm b/gnu/services/xorg.scm
>> index 0da3397da..8f285b29a 100644
>> --- a/gnu/services/xorg.scm
>> +++ b/gnu/services/xorg.scm
>> @@ -113,6 +113,8 @@
>>          (file-append font-alias "/share/fonts/X11/100dpi")
>>          (file-append font-alias "/share/fonts/X11/misc")
>>          (file-append font-alias "/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic")
>> +        (file-append font-misc-misc               ;default fonts for xterm
>> +                     "/share/fonts/X11/misc")
>>          (file-append font-adobe75dpi "/share/fonts/X11/75dpi")))
>>  (define* (xorg-configuration-file #:key
>> That adds 4.1 MiB, but it saves user headaches, so I think it’s worth it.
>> I’ll go ahead and push that if there are no objections.
> And another bug down! :) Thanks for fixing it; LGTM!

Awesome, I went ahead and pushed as

Thanks everyone!


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