Re: Bug#347545: login crashes when trying to use nis
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 12:19:15AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> You should find that the set of instructions which is provided
> /usr/share/doc/nis/nis.debian.howto.gz is sufficient to configure most
> systems - if you have found any major omissions in there please do let
> me know. Users do get explicitly referred to that document when they
> first install the package although they aren't prompted during a
> dpkg-reconfigure run.
Thanks to Mark's explanations in this file, I have been able to reproduce
this bug. The attached patch should fix it, I will test tonight and take
the liberty to commit it, this patch is trivial and harmless.
About #345641, can I assume that webmin needs to be restarted too, or do
we have to wait for a reply from the bug submitter?
This assertion breaks applications if they redefine malloc/free functions,
malloc_usable_size may then report wrong values. This is true for instance
with bash, whereas bash-static works fine because it does not use its own
wrapper functions. See #322011 and merged bugs.
# DP: Dpatch author: Denis Barbier
# DP: Patch author: Denis Barbier
# DP: Upstream status: BZ692
# DP: Date: 2006-01-12
@@ -76,7 +76,10 @@
and the last byte is filled with NUL. So we can simply
use that buffer. */
assert (len > 0);
- assert (malloc_usable_size (netgrp->data) >= len + 1);
+ /* Call to malloc_usable_size disabled, this breaks if applications
+ redefine malloc/free with a different implementation.
+ This assert is always true, see yp_match. */
+ /* assert (malloc_usable_size (netgrp->data) >= len + 1);*/
assert (netgrp->data[len] == '\0');
netgrp->data_size = len;