|Summary:||Latest freetype erratum does not display all fonts|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Dennixx <voetelink>|
|Component:||freetype||Assignee:||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||desktop-bugs <desktop-bugs>|
|Version:||4.8||CC:||herrold, johnny, linux_support, mooney, ruprech, thoger, tru|
|Fixed In Version:||RHSA-2008-0556||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-06-25 11:39:50 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dennixx 2008-06-23 08:14:59 UTC
After the latest freetype erratum, my systems don't display all fonts. This is visible in both firefox and openoffice.org2 This happens after the freetype-2.1.9-7.el4.6 update. Reboot or creating a new KDE profile doesn't fix the problem. After downgrading freetype to freetype-2.1.9-6.el4, all is well again. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Update the system with the freetype-2.1.9-7.el4.6 package 2. Start firefox or openoffice.org2 and see fonts not or incorrectly being displayed 3.
Comment 1 Dennixx 2008-06-23 13:12:00 UTC
I just found out that the freetype update for RHEL3 is also causing problems....
Comment 2 Behdad Esfahbod 2008-06-23 18:18:33 UTC
Can you provide more details please? Before/after screenshots help immensely. If you know, which fonts are triggering this?
Comment 3 Peter Ruprecht 2008-06-23 19:45:03 UTC
I'm seeing the same thing. For example, a Word document using Book Antiqua displays nothing in oowriter, while a web page in Arial displays in a different (serif) font. An xls spreadsheet using Arial also displays nothing. In fact, it is impossible to even start a new oowriter document in any font: typing in the text area, regardless of which font is chosen, displays nothing.
Comment 4 Peter Ruprecht 2008-06-23 20:20:48 UTC
I should have said that the web page in Arial displays in the wrong font when viewed with seamonkey.
Comment 5 Tim Mooney 2008-06-23 21:50:02 UTC
We're seeing this too on a few RHEL 4.6 systems. For example, one person gets no text displayed in the seamonkey print preview window, and some of the fonts in the font selector in Open Office writer don't show up (there's an entry in the dropdown, but no text appears). Another person (that's using KDE as their desktop environment) brings up Open Office writer and basically can't use it, because the File, Edit, etc. menus don't even appear at the top of the application. This is a big problem, as it's making several applications completely unusable on these systems.
Comment 6 HMDC Linux Support 2008-06-24 13:57:51 UTC
We are also seeing problems on RHEL4.6, especially with xpdf. Before I downgraded freetype from 2.1.9-7.el4.6 to 2.1.9-6.el4, fonts were not rendered in xpdf and errors such as the following were sent to STDOUT: [user@host ~]$ xpdf whatever.pdf Error: Couldn't create a font for 'Courier' Error: Couldn't create a font for 'Helvetica' Error: Couldn't create a font for 'Symbol' Error: Couldn't create a font for 'Times-Italic' Error: Couldn't create a font for 'Times-Roman'
Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-24 14:06:17 UTC
Created attachment 310146 [details] Corrected freetype-2.3.5-CVEs.patch for EL4 Issue was introduced because of the incorrect backport of the security fix to freetype versions in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4. Attached is the proposed corrected patch.
Comment 8 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-24 14:08:48 UTC
Created attachment 310147 [details] Interdiff to previous patch
Comment 9 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-24 14:26:29 UTC
Created attachment 310151 [details] Corrected interdiff (thanks Behdad)
Comment 11 Johnny Hughes 2008-06-25 11:15:17 UTC
we have applied the patch from comment #9 and created test RPMS/SRPMS for CentOS which fix this issue for us in CentOS-4. Here are our test el4 RPMS for anyone it might help: http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/freetype/4/
Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2008-06-25 11:39:50 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0556.html