Bug 1023155 - infinite loop in rogue inventory
infinite loop in rogue inventory
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rogue (Show other bugs)
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unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Alexandre Moine
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-24 13:53 EDT by Tom Holroyd
Modified: 2016-07-19 14:59 EDT (History)
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Possibly unrelated, but here is a rouge.save file that causes rogue to segfault instantly. (51.12 KB, application/octet-stream)
2016-03-15 14:52 EDT, Tom Holroyd
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Description Tom Holroyd 2013-10-24 13:53:25 EDT
Description of problem:

I was playing rogue (I'm on vacation!) and on level 11 I found a Nymph. The proper way to fight a Nymph is to drop everything you are carrying and fight her barehanded and naked. Otherwise when she hits she'll steal an item.

I defeated the Nymph, and she dropped a Leather Armor. I picked it up and it showed up in my inventory as b) leather armor, and of course it was the only thing I was carrying, having dropped everything else. So I don't know why it was b). Then I tried to drop it, but it claimed there was something already there, or something (I don't remember exactly). Then I did an inventory and saw

b) leather armor
b) leather armor
b) leather armor
--press space to continue--

and no matter how many spaces I pressed, it just kept saying b) leather armor.
I couldn't do anything and had to ^C to get out.

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

rogue.i686                         5.4.5-12.fc19

I used to play rogue all the time in the 80's and this version works pretty well. I think there might be an issue with the high-score list too but that's not a big deal. This issue is "high" 'cause when it happens it kills your game. I was having an excellent game otherwise, and got slightly annoyed by this. :-)
Comment 1 Tom Holroyd 2013-10-24 13:59:07 EDT
Oh, I had saved the game earlier, so I was playing from a restored game, if that makes a difference. It seems to me it's just some bug related to having nothing in your pack. I've dropped everything and picked everything up before and that seems to work fine, but this item (leather armor) was dropped by a Nymph after I defeated it so maybe that has something to do with it. I dunno. I'm on vacation so maybe I'll look at the code. I'm also having problems with my Samba server and I want to look at that code, but like I said, I'm on vacation. After two weeks of being furloughed by the government, they start up and I get two days to fix everything in the lab and then I'm out (hey, my vacation was planned for months!) You don't care about any of this, I know. You fix this and I'll fix the Samba bug, deal?
Comment 2 Petr Šabata 2013-10-30 04:27:13 EDT
I understand your frustration but it will probably take a while until I find some time to reproduce it :)  I'm open to patches, of course.

I know the saving/restoring is a bit broken; I'd look there.

Also, in case you have saved before the nymph, could you attach the save file?
Comment 3 Tom Holroyd 2013-10-30 15:16:38 EDT
Sorry, when you start with -r it reads and then deletes the save file, and I hadn't made a copy. If I had had it and it worked I probably wouldn't have reported this. :-)
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Comment 5 Petr Šabata 2015-01-12 09:17:54 EST
I still haven't really looked at this yet :|
Comment 6 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 11:56:31 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

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This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 9 Tom Holroyd 2016-03-15 14:52 EDT
Created attachment 1136700 [details]
Possibly unrelated, but here is a rouge.save file that causes rogue to segfault instantly.

I was trying to reproduce the earlier bug, which may have something to do with save files. You'll need to adjust the screen to 90x24 chars, it complains if you don't. In any case, this is also a bug---it should not segfault.
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