Bug 520971

Summary: Info documentation fails to install into directory
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matt McCutchen <matt>
Component: ocamlAssignee: GĂ©rard Milmeister <gemi>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 11CC: fedora-ocaml-list, gemi, rjones
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Description Matt McCutchen 2009-09-03 01:05:14 UTC
Description of problem:

After installing the ocaml-docs package, ocaml is not listed in the info directory when I run "info".  Here's the scriptlet that tries to install the info documentation:

$ rpm -q --scripts ocaml-docs
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
/sbin/install-info \
    --entry "* ocaml: (ocaml).   The Objective Caml compiler and programming environment" \
    --section "Programming Languages" \
    /usr/share/info/ocaml.info \
    /usr/share/info/dir 2>/dev/null || :

Since /usr/share/info/ocaml.info is not an existing file (the file is /usr/share/info/ocaml.info.gz), install-info misinterprets the --section option as a "--section R SEC" style option.  install-info then crashes while processing that option, due to a separate bug which I reported upstream:


With that bug fixed, install-info would still fail with an error message that is suppressed by the scriptlet.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I got the crash every time I tried, but I'm hesitant to generalize because behavior could depend on the layout produced by malloc at runtime.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install ocaml-docs
2. info
Actual results:

The following crash during "yum install ocaml-docs":

*** glibc detected *** /sbin/install-info: realloc(): invalid pointer: 0x097e48e8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========
0017a000-0017b000 r-xp 0017a000 00:00 0          [vdso]
002ab000-002cb000 r-xp 00000000 fd:02 3181963    /lib/ld-2.10.1.so
002cb000-002cc000 r--p 0001f000 fd:02 3181963    /lib/ld-2.10.1.so
002cc000-002cd000 rw-p 00020000 fd:02 3181963    /lib/ld-2.10.1.so
00557000-006c2000 r-xp 00000000 fd:02 3181970    /lib/libc-2.10.1.so
006c2000-006c4000 r--p 0016b000 fd:02 3181970    /lib/libc-2.10.1.so
006c4000-006c5000 rw-p 0016d000 fd:02 3181970    /lib/libc-2.10.1.so
006c5000-006c8000 rw-p 006c5000 00:00 0 
008e4000-0090e000 r-xp 00000000 fd:02 3181941    /lib/libgcc_s-4.4.1-20090729.so.1
0090e000-0090f000 rw-p 00029000 fd:02 3181941    /lib/libgcc_s-4.4.1-20090729.so.1
00c82000-00c94000 r-xp 00000000 fd:02 3182285    /lib/libz.so.1.2.3
00c94000-00c95000 rw-p 00011000 fd:02 3182285    /lib/libz.so.1.2.3
08048000-08051000 r-xp 00000000 fd:02 3182403    /sbin/install-info
08051000-08052000 rw-p 00008000 fd:02 3182403    /sbin/install-info
097e4000-09805000 rw-p 097e4000 00:00 0          [heap]
b7ef9000-b80f9000 r--p 00000000 fd:02 3183628    /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
b80f9000-b80fb000 rw-p b80f9000 00:00 0 
bfcb9000-bfcce000 rw-p bffeb000 00:00 0          [stack]
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.xcb4Ih: line 5:  9241 Aborted                 /sbin/install-info --entry "* ocaml: (ocaml).   The Objective Caml compiler and programming environment" --section "Programming Languages" /usr/share/info/ocaml.info /usr/share/info/dir 2> /dev/null

And ocaml is nowhere to be seen in the info directory.

Expected results:
No crash, and ocaml appears in the info directory.

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Comment 2 Matt McCutchen 2010-06-16 14:10:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 531204 ***