segfaults in 2.1.1-1
Dear glibc developers and testers,
glibc 2.1 (libc6-2.1.1 12 and 13) segfaults for me in some cases. Here
I manage some 15 Linux machines, all running Debian slink.
I wanted to prepare some for transition to the 2.2.xx kernel, so I installed
parts of potato.
To get things running I installed a.o. libc6_2.1.1-13.deb (-12 first)
and stubled a segfault from emacs20 in text mode, later in x mode.
Upgrading shared libs ncurses-base_4.2-3.2.deb ncurses-bin_4.2-3.2.deb
xlib6g_126.96.36.199-9.deb and emacs20_20.3-9.deb solved the problem.
Lateron we found a simple program of the icce itself that segfaulted,
but that could have been caused by our own library, which my collegue did not
dive into yet.
Tomorrow, however, I stumbled across a more serious segfault: deliver.
Deliver delivers local mail handed to it by sendmail (or another MTA).
Test yourself: yust type
and you het the normal usage plus a segfault. Message delivery is ok for now,
except for lare messages which are being delivered again and again until you
clean the queue by hand.
Frankly, I have no idea where to look, but since deliver only needs
libc6 and the loader, libc6 is suspect.
Here is a list of packages I installed on top of the slink systems:
ldso is not installed from potato except as a test to see if it fixed the
segfaults. It didn't.
I'm always willing to test, compile or whatever else to fix this (or other
Please reply to me personally, as I'm not on the list.
Don't post a long message, since deliver will segfault then!
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