[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygutils 1.4.16-8 (Test)

Takashi Yano takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp
Mon Nov 22 08:14:01 GMT 2021


On Sun, 21 Nov 2021 14:51:08 +0000
Jon Turney wrote:
> On 21/11/2021 10:36, Mark Geisert wrote:
> > Hi Denis,
> > 
> > Denis Excoffier wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >>> On 2021-11-03 10:59, Mark Geisert wrote:
> >>>
> >>> The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
> >>>
> >>> * cygutils-1.4.16-8
> >>> * cygutils-extra-1.4.16-8
> >>> * cygutils-x11-1.4.16-8
> >>
> >>
> >> The '-u' or '-d' option of getclip does not seem to work properly 
> >> under xterm.
> >> How to reproduce:
> >> 1) Open an xterm
> >> 2) Select a simple piece of text (with no line ending)
> >> 3) getclip -u
> >> 4) Observe 'Segmentation fault(core dumped)'
> >>
> >> If step 2 is replaced by ‘printf AAAA | putclip', no error.
> >> If step 3 is replaced by ‘getclip’, no error.
> >>
> >> I can’t tell whether this is new or not.
> > 
> > It appears to be old.  An xterm selection is placed on the Windows 
> > clipboard in CF_UNICODETEXT format.  'getclip' can deal with this, 
> > 'getclip -u' and 'getclip -d' cannot; they always request CF_TEXT (i.e., 
> > ANSI) format and assume they get a buffer of data.  But the formats 
> > don't match and there's no data supplied.  That's why the segfault occurs.
> 
> Odd... I think that Windows should convert CF_UNICODETEXT to CF_TEXT if 
> needed

This seems to be a problem of xorg-server.

SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT, NULL) calls in xorg-server disturb the
conversion from CF_UNICODETEXT to CF_TEXT.  I confirmed that the
default conversion gets working if the following patch is applied
to xorg-server.

diff --git a/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/wndproc.c b/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/wndproc.c
index 63de4b9..8db89e5 100644
--- a/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/wndproc.c
+++ b/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/wndproc.c
@@ -424,7 +424,9 @@ winClipboardWindowProc(HWND hwnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
           {
             /* Paste no data, to satisfy required call to SetClipboardData */
             SetClipboardData(CF_UNICODETEXT, NULL);
+#if 0 /* Do not set CF_TEXT to NULL to allow default conversion. */
             SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT, NULL);
+#endif
           }
 
         winDebug("winClipboardWindowProc - WM_RENDERFORMAT - Returning.\n");
diff --git a/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/xevents.c b/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/xevents.c
index 1fae558..6c8d481 100644
--- a/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/xevents.c
+++ b/src/xserver-xserver-cygwin-21.1.0-1/hw/xwin/winclipboard/xevents.c
@@ -380,7 +380,9 @@ winClipboardSelectionNotifyData(HWND hwnd, xcb_window_t iWindow, xcb_connection_
         GlobalUnlock(hGlobal);
     if (fSetClipboardData) {
         SetClipboardData(CF_UNICODETEXT, NULL);
+#if 0 /* Do not set CF_TEXT to NULL to allow default conversion. */
         SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT, NULL);
+#endif
     }
     return WIN_XEVENTS_NOTIFY_DATA;
 }
@@ -798,7 +800,9 @@ winClipboardFlushXEvents(HWND hwnd,
 
                 /* Advertise regular text and unicode */
                 SetClipboardData(CF_UNICODETEXT, NULL);
+#if 0 /* Do not set CF_TEXT to NULL to allow default conversion. */
                 SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT, NULL);
+#endif
 
                 /* Release the clipboard */
                 if (!CloseClipboard()) {


However, since getclip does not support charset conversion for
CF_TEXT, non-ascii string will be garbled if getclip -u/-d is
used. This is the problem of cygutils side and also occurs
when copying from mintty or Windows apps.

-- 
Takashi Yano <takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp>


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