Re: bash segfaulting and not being able to log in
> on Sun, Mar 18, 2001 at 09:44:51PM -0500, Anthony Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have two questions:
> > 1. Bash segfaults when I hit tab to autocomplete a filename. I
> > have checked the bash FAQ which does not address my specific
> > problem. Has anyone seen this?
> What version of bash? In my case:
> $ bash --version GNU bash, version 2.04.0(1)-release
> (i386-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright 1999 Free Software Foundation,
GNU bash, version 2.04.0(1)-release (i386-pc-linux-gnu)
> You've posted this problem before and we've tried a couple of things
> (keysyms, strace), without results. The problem is odd, I'd try at
> this point:
strace didn't work because auto completion using the tab key doesn't
function correctly. i used gdb to debug a bash process and found the
stacktrace to be failing in libreadline::autocomplete. the weird
thing is that sometimes it works fine and sometimes it fails. i can't
duplicate the stacktrace because bash is working fine right now.
> - Check bash bug reports. - Keyboard test. This appears to be
> related to the problem. - Identify parameters of problem. -
> Memory test. Possible but unlikely if bash is the only problem.
> - Reinstall bash.
I recompiled bash from a source .deb. Last night, while /bin/bash was
segfaulting, I ran the newly compiled bash and it worked just fine.
The differences in sizes of the binaries is large.
===[ant@driver] ~ $ ls -l bash-2.04/bash
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ant ant 1527145 Mar 18 21:54 bash-2.04/bash*
===[ant@driver] ~ $ ls -l /bin/bash
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 404340 Nov 20 17:38 /bin/bash*
The newly compiled binary is almost quadruple the size of the
installed binary. It is compiled for i686-pc-linux-gnu, but I
wouldn't think that would make such a difference.
Should I install this version? If so, how do I install a binary that
I have compiled from source?
> > 2. I log in at the console, /etc/motd is printed, and then I am
> > logged out. I have seen this problem on a box where home
> > directories where NFS mounted and the NFS mount did not exist. My
> > particular box does not have home directories mounted, but my
> > partition table looks like:
> Does this happen when logging in as a regular user, as root, either?
Both. Like the bash problem, it happens half the time and half the
time my box works just fine. That is why I think the problems are
> Does /etc/nologin exist?
> Check your .bash_profile and .bashrc files, as well as any
> /etc/bashrc and /etc/profile files. You might try renaming these
I have checked the startup scripts, there is no problem with them.
/etc/nologin does not exist. Plus, I can log in just fine half the
Thanks for your help.