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|Summary:||ls -x broken|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Gary Benson <gbenson>|
|Component:||coreutils||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||6.9-3.fc7||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-06-26 23:53:14 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Gary Benson 2007-05-16 08:33:02 EDT
Description of problem: If you do ls -x, the first item in the list will be replaced by a random other entry. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): coreutils-6.9-2.fc7 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open a terminal 2. Enter 'ls -x' 3. Observe that the first item in the list is wrong Actual results: flowers:[~]$ /bin/ls -x spoof Desktop lj mark.ppm music note old personal photos projects spoof sysadmin temp toybox work Expected results: flowers:[~]$ /bin/ls bin lj music old photos spoof temp work Desktop mark.ppm note personal projects sysadmin toybox
Comment 1 Jim Meyering 2007-05-16 08:41:00 EDT
Thanks for the report. This was fixed upstream, but is not in a stable release: NEWS: ls -x DIR would sometimes output the wrong string in place of the first entry. [introduced in coreutils-6.8] Here's the upstream fix: http://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=coreutils.git;a=commitdiff;h=a3b65a63a0e
Comment 2 Gary Benson 2007-05-16 08:57:47 EDT
Created attachment 154815 [details] Better fix? Yeah, that's the one. Does the upstream fix work when there is nothing to list? It looks like sorted_file would be some random pointer in that case. FWIW this is the fix I came up with (based on what's in F7, not upstream).
Comment 3 Jim Meyering 2007-05-16 09:26:27 EDT
Hi Gary, Good point: that patch is a little fragile. However, it does appear to work even in that case, since when there are no entries to list, cwd_n_used is 0, in which case print_horizontal cannot be called. But if you find a way to make ls misbehave, please let me know.
Comment 4 Gary Benson 2007-05-16 09:49:10 EDT
Ah, that would explain it.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2007-06-04 13:08:11 EDT
*** Bug 242197 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2007-06-13 17:03:29 EDT
coreutils-6.9-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2007-06-26 23:53:05 EDT
coreutils-6.9-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.