Bug#2362: bash (readline) dumps core on completion
ii bash 1.14.6 1
ri ncurses3.0 1.9.8a 4
ri libreadline2 2.0 12
ri libc5 5.2.18 1
roro@ernie:tty2:~$ mkdir blurb
roro@ernie:tty2:~$ cd blurb
roro@ernie:tty2:~/blurb$ touch 0815
roro@ernie:tty2:~/blurb$ 0Segmentation fault (core dumped)
^ hit <tab> after the 0, assuming no 0* in
directories along $PATH
Bash has its own modified (improved?) version of libreadline, which is not
used in 1.14.6-1. Instead the standalone libreadline 2.0-12 is used.
Personally I don't mind a minor inconsistence in the feel, but this
segfault here is too annoying to let is pass.
A quick check by adding the modifications made in readline of bash also to
the standalone version yields an improvement in this situation.
The problem however is fundamental, as I outlined in the thread "bash on
debian" on debian-devel. Please don't underestimate it. I would like to
have a broader discussion, because the design of the whole system as well
as the longterm maintenance are to consider.
Two possible solutions:
1) Link the own readline of bash into bash (as before)
2) Modify the systems readline after the picture of bash's
Number 2) would be preferred, but requires a closer examination by many
parties, namely the maintainer of (listed in decreasing involvement,
- ftp (netstd)