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Re: apropos seg faults

Hi Bill,

> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 95 12:02 PDT
> From: Bill Hogan <bhogan@rahul.net>
> Reply-To: bhogan@rahul.net
>   Problem:
> # apropos apropos
> Segmentation fault
>   Question: What causes this and how can I make it stop happening?
> # dpkg --status man
> Package: man
> Status: install ok installed
> Priority: important
> Section: doc
> Maintainer: Alvar Bray <alvar@meiko.co.uk>
> Version: 2.3.10
> Revision: 2
> Depends: groff
> Description: Display the on-line manual.

Hmmm, works fine for me so I expect that it could be a corrupt
index.db file. Can you use strace to watch the apropos utility and
then send me the output and a copy of your index.db file. You could
also try a mandb -c to rebuild your index.db file and check that this
fixes things.

I should then be able to reproduce and fix the problem, apropos should
not core dump whatever state the index.db file is in.


Alvar Bray

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