Repeated Mac arm64 crashes of xdvi-xaw with "set_no_char: attempt to set character of unknown font, offset 42"

Richard Koch koch at
Sun Jan 23 21:25:58 CET 2022


One more data point. If the 2021 version of xdvi-xaw is run on an Intel machine running the latest Monterey, your source also crashes it in the same way. Therefore, the reference to Arm may be a red herring.

Note that there was a long period when XQuartz had no new releases, but after Apple introduced Arm machines, there was a period of intensive development leading to a new version and native Arm code. Both the Arm machine and the Intel machine used in my tests were running the latest macOS and the latest XQuartz.

Richard Koch

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