Re: Hurd installation problem.
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 08:46:46 -0400
From: Bill White <email@example.com>
The question has to do with running applications. The program less, and
several other programs seem to put themselves into the background, as if
I had typed an ampersand at the end of the line. When I put them into the
foreground again, they with a segmentation fault. Is this a known problem,
or have I done the installation incorrectly? When I try to use telnet, the
telnet daemon gets to the point where it can log an attempt to connect from
the right IP number, and then it hangs. I suspect this is the same problem
somehow, but I don't know exactly what it is.
This is more or less standard behaviour. The Hurd cannot dump cores
yet. Instead, when a critical signal arrives, a program suspends
itself such that you can attach a debugger to the program to find out
what went wrong. If you then continue the program, it will handle the
signal, which in your case results in a message telling you that the
program suffered from a segmentation fault.
So the real problem is why those programs are segfaulting? I suspect
that the shrared libncurses on your system is a bit out of date. You
could try upgrading to the latest version.