[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#590844: fontforge: randomly fails to open files specified as relative path on command line

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan thep at debian.org
Thu Jul 29 15:20:22 UTC 2010

Package: fontforge
Version: 0.0.20090923-2+b1
Severity: normal

When sfd file is specified as relative path in command line argument,
fontforge fails to open certain files. For example, in my case:

  $ fontforge ../../tlwg/TlwgMono-BoldOblique.sfd

It pops up a dialog saying:

  Couldn't open font
  The requested file, TlwgMono-BoldOblique.sfd does not exist

But the file does exist and is a valid sfd file. If I try another way:

  $ cd ..
  $ fontforge ../tlwg/TlwgMono-BoldOblique.sfd

it works! The weird thing is that it only fails on certain files. Some other
files in the same folder is opened just fine.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=th_TH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=th_TH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fontforge depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-2          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2              1.8.10-4          The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1         2.8.0-2.1         generic font configuration library
ii  libfontforge1          0.0.20090923-2+b1 font editor - runtime library
ii  libfreetype6           2.4.0-2           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgdraw4              0.0.20090923-2+b1 font editor - runtime graphics and
ii  libgif4                4.1.6-9           library for GIF images (library)
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.24.1-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libice6                2:1.0.6-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62              6b1-1             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.1-1thep2     Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.44-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpython2.6           2.6.5+20100706-1  Shared Python runtime library (ver
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libspiro0              20071029-2        a library for curve design
ii  libtiff4               3.9.4-1           Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libuninameslist0       0.0.20091231-1    a library of Unicode annotation da
ii  libx11-6               2:1.3.3-3         X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2                2.1.14-2          FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxml2                2.7.7.dfsg-4      GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

fontforge recommends no packages.

Versions of packages fontforge suggests:
pn  autotrace                     <none>     (no description available)
pn  fontforge-doc                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  fontforge-extras              <none>     (no description available)
pn  potrace                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-fontforge              <none>     (no description available)

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