Comment 11 for bug 779908

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Johann Felix Soden (johfel) wrote :

It seems that the gcj-4.5 java library is initialized before pdftk can set LANG=C. So only setting LANG=C in the environment before starting the pdftk seems to work. However, with gcj-4.6 (Debian sid) the workaround seems to work again.

The error in the gcj java runtime library can be easily reproduced by the attached small java program.

It seems that all month abbreviation for LANG=de_DE are empty and it crashes for LANG=de_AT between April and December which is clearly a bug in gcj.

 $ gcj -C
 $ LANG=de_DE gij TestDateFormat
 So. 29 12:57:20 MESZ 2011
 => empty Month abbreviation

 $ LANG=de_AT gij TestDateFormat
 Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 4
   at java.text.SimpleDateFormat.formatWithAttribute(
   at java.text.SimpleDateFormat.format(
   at java.text.DateFormat.format(
   at TestDateFormat.main(
  => crash

 $ LANG=de_AT faketime "2010-3-1" gij TestDateFormat
 Mo. M�r 01 00:00:00 GMT+01:00 2010
 => between January and March it "works", but with wrong encoding

 $ LANG=C gij TestDateFormat
 Sun May 29 12:54:42 GMT+02:00 2011
 => works anytime