Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1262943
[Regression] Segfault when searching
Last modified: 2016-12-20 09:38:04 EST
F23 and Rawhide currently contain an unpatched mc-4.8.14.
Unfortunately mainstream mc-4.8.14 introduced a serious regression that wasn't present in previous releases. Searching (either for a string in mcview, or for a file containing a string) can easily lead to segmentation fault.
See https://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/3449 for details.
Please don't ship an unpatched 4.8.14; revert to 4.8.13, or roll back the buggy change, or apply the fix from the bugtracker (note that the fix is brand new at this moment and hasn't been thoroughly tested yet).
(Note that I'm not using Red Hat or Fedora, I've verified the segfault on other systems. It might be that due to various circumstances mc happens not to segfault on Fedora, or not to segfault on your particular computer, despite the code being clearly buggy.)
Note: mc-4.8.15 was just released, including the fix (v3) from the above link.
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