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Bug#1735: apropos(1) segfaults

Bill Mitchell writes:
> PACKAGE: man
> VERSION: 2.3.10-2
> Script started on Sun Oct 22 18:55:28 1995
> root:/root# apropos inode
> utime (2)            - change access and/or modification times of an inode
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> root:/root# apropos cat
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> root:/root# apropos crap
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> root:/root#
> Script done on Sun Oct 22 18:55:58 1995
> mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill Mitchell)

I've had this problem before as well, but I discovered that the man database
was screwed up and forcing it to rebuild it with mandb fixed it. Still it
shouldn't really core dump even if the database is corrupt.


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Andrew Howell				               andrew@it.com.au
Perth, Western Australia		      howellaa@cs.curtin.edu.au

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