Bug 118917 - Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV
Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-03-22 14:45 EST by Marcel Mol
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-21 10:34:52 EDT
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Description Marcel Mol 2004-03-22 14:45:36 EST
Description of problem:
Editing a simple text file with vim gives me:

 Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV

This seems to be related to the setting of the LANG environment variable

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

6.2.253-2

How reproducible:

always

Steps to Reproduce:

1. (from tcsh)

2. setenv LANG en_US.C

3. run vi

4. notice output: Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV

5. The only way to get a prompt bakc is to kill -9 the process
   from another shell.

Additional info:

I know the LANG setting is bogus but it should not crash programs
like this.
Resetting LANG back to something like en_US.UTF-8 resolves the problem.

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