PostScript output is invalid on non-english locales

Bug #988503 reported by Traumflug on 2012-04-25
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pcb (Ubuntu)
Vibhav Pant

Bug Description

Low, Since the bug only replaces a decimal dot with a comma

[Development Fix]

[Stable Fix]

[Text Case]

1. Install PCB (sudo apt-get install pcb)
2. Using a german locale, export to a PostScript using the command line
Broken Behavior: decimal dots inside the file are replaced by commas.
Fixed Behavior:

[Regression Potential]

[Original Report]When exporting or printing to PostScript from the command line, the resulting output is invalid. With a german locale, decimal dots inside the file are replaced by commas.

Fix is known.

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

$ apt-cache policy pcb
  Installiert: 20110918-4
  Kandidat: 20110918-4
 *** 20110918-4 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) wrote :

Fix attached, it's a one-liner. Taken as-is from pcb's git repository.

Changed in pcb (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) wrote :

Now I hope somebody who knows how to forward this fix into the package update system picks up (or shows me how to do it myself).

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tags: added: patch
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) wrote :
Changed in pcb (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) wrote :

The previous merge request accidently included a temporary file, a new merge request followed:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pcb - 20110918-5

pcb (20110918-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * Added 0001-Fixed-command-line-batch-output-for-some-exporters.patch from
    upstream git to fix command line batch output for some exporters.
    Thanks to Traumflug <email address hidden> (LP: #988503)
  * Bumped compat level to 9
  * debian/control: Updated Standards-Version to 3.9.3
  * debian/copyright: Updated copyright format & years.

 -- أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy) <email address hidden> Tue, 08 May 2012 21:30:17 +0200

Changed in pcb (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2012-05-17
description: updated
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) wrote :

As of today, this package doesn't show up in my installation:

$ date && dpkg -s pcb
Di 5. Jun 01:04:53 CEST 2012
Package: pcb
Status: install ok installed
Version: 20110918-4

I'm subscribed to precise-updates, precise-proposed and precise-backports. What is going wrong?

Changed in pcb (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in pcb (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Low
Vibhav Pant (vibhavp) on 2012-06-06
Changed in pcb (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Vibhav Pant (vibhavp)
Vibhav Pant (vibhavp) on 2012-06-06
description: updated
Vibhav Pant (vibhavp) on 2012-06-06
Changed in pcb:
status: New → Fix Committed
Fabrice Coutadeur (fabricesp) wrote :


I'm very sorry but I'm not able to reproduce the bug, even after switching to german locale (I'm a spanish user).
And I need to be sure that the fix works before uploading it.

Could you please indicate what is the value of your LANG variable?


Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) wrote :

To reproduce the bug, you have to use a locale which has something different than a dot for the decimal separator. Also, the bug is sometimes not obvious, as the output looks the same on the first page, but contains invalid PostScript for additional pages.

I've attached my environment, it's the default german environment.

Changed in pcb:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in pcb:
milestone: none → pcb-20140316
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