SigCount assertion error when used with ferret-vis

Bug #1244346 reported by Mike Neish
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xgks (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I try to do a "shade" plot from the ferret_c program (in ferret-vis_6.6.2-1), the program crashes during a call to the xgks library, with the message:
ferret_c: xevent.c:324: xProcessEvents: Assertion `SigCount > 0' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)

The ferret-vis source package ships with its own version of xgks (deprecated in favour of this system-wide xgks package). I noticed in the source of the ferret-vis version, someone had explicitly changed the assertion (I'm guessing to work around the same issue I'm having?):
    assert(SigCount > 0);
/* acm acm 9/12/2007 */
/* assert(SigCount > 0); */ <------
    assert(SigCount >= 0);

Applying this change to libxgks2 fixes the crash in ferret_c. I've attached a patch with the relevant changes.

Caveat: I'm treating this entire package as a black box, so I have no idea if this change will cause side-effects in other packages that use xgks.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release: 12.04

$ apt-cache policy libxgks2
  Installed: 2.6.1-3
  Candidate: 2.6.1-3
  Version table:
 *** 2.6.1-3 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Mike Neish (neishm) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Patch to fix SigCount error when using xgks with ferret-vis" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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tags: added: patch
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