Bug#598932: /usr/bin/info segmentation fault
tags 598932 - unreproducible
On 05.10.10 Norbert Preining (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On So, 03 Okt 2010, Sergio Gelato wrote:
> > (Problem originally observed on lenny, with info 4.11.dfsg.1-4, both i386
> > and amd64 platforms; confirmed on squeeze i386.)
> > The info command reproducibly segfaults when viewing a certain (possibly
> > corrupt, but still...) info file.
> > To reproduce, get /usr/share/info/accounting.info.gz from version 6.4~pre1-6
> > of the acct package. This is the version in lenny; I was unable to reproduce
> > the segfault with the corresponding file from acct 6.5.4-2 which is currently
> > in squeeze.
> > Then run "info accounting", navigate to the menu entry for dump-acct, and
> > hit Return.
> I disagree. I just now tried with that very same file from lenny,
> so the info top page gives:
> This is Edition 6.4-pre1 of the documentation, updated 7 January
> 2006 for version 6.4-pre1 of the GNU Accounting Utilities.
> and when I go tpo
> * dump-acct
> and press enter I only get
> dump-acct: No such file or directory
The trick is: you must feed the *compressed* file to info. When
calling "info accounting_stable.info.gz" (etc., etc.) info will
crash, when decompressing the file and calling then "info
accounting_stable.info" (etc., etc.) one gets your error message.