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2017.03.04 10:59 "started seeing breakage with libtiff", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2017.03.04 12:10 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Even Rouault
2017.03.04 13:08 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2017.03.04 18:51 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2017.03.04 19:19 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.04 19:53 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Even Rouault
2017.03.05 09:53 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2017.03.06 15:29 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Lee Howard
2017.03.06 15:46 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn
2017.03.06 15:59 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Toby Thain
2017.03.06 16:26 "Re: started seeing breakage with libtiff", by Lee Howard

2017.03.04 10:59 "started seeing breakage with libtiff", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>

Hello everyone,

Overnight I've started seeing problems with libtiff. It seems this
patch has just been rolled out to Ubuntu:

http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2590

This issues a warning if some tags are not NULL-terminated. However,
libtiff itself can write tags which are not NULL-terminated, for
example:

$ tiffcp -c jpeg k2a.tif x.tif

(where k2a.tif is an old uncompressed RGB strip tif I had handy) works
fine. However I now can't read it back without a warning:

$ tiffcp x.tif y.tif
TIFFFetchNormalTag: Warning, ASCII value for tag "JPEGTables" does not
end in null byte. Forcing it to be null.
JPEGLib: Warning, Premature end of JPEG file.

This causes problems for some other libraries, such as openslide,
which seem to treat libtiff warnings as fatal.

Has anyone looked into this? What would be the best fix here? It looks
like libtiff perhaps shouldn't check null-termination on JPEGTables.

John