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Bug 235351 - gdmgreeter crashes with non-utf8 users
Summary: gdmgreeter crashes with non-utf8 users
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-05 11:08 UTC by Oskari Saarenmaa
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-05 15:42:17 UTC

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Description Oskari Saarenmaa 2007-04-05 11:08:35 UTC
Description of problem:
If there is a user on the system with a non-utf8-encoded real name, gdmgreeter
crashes.  I have users on my systems with latin1 ä and ö characters in their names.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd -c $(echo "Test\xf6") test
2. launch gdm
Actual results:
"The greeter application appears to be crashing.."

Expected results:
gdm works, and guesses the username encoding or replaces non-utf8 characters
with questionmarks or something else.

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-05 13:22:44 UTC
Definitely a bug that should get fixed.  Proposing for FC7Target.

On the other hand, you might want to convert your usernames to be utf8.

You can do this with the /usr/bin/iconv file on your passwd shadow and group files.

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-05 15:42:17 UTC
This is only with themes that have the face browser, yea?

If so, should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide.  Please reopen, if
gdm-2.18.0-8.fc7 doesn't fix your problem.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-06 19:27:14 UTC
Note there is a similar bug with system-config-users that I've filed as bug 235533

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