Bug 126314 - "s", "m", or "u" in ja_JP causes segfault
Summary: "s", "m", or "u" in ja_JP causes segfault
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texinfo (Show other bugs)
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Version: 2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Keywords: i18n
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-06-18 21:46 UTC by Eido Inoue
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.7-4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-07-20 16:37:11 UTC
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Description Eido Inoue 2004-06-18 21:46:02 UTC
Description of problem:
When not running in the "C" locale (especially a multibyte locale
like ja_JP.UTF-8)

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

How reproducible:
50%. Keep doing an "s" and you'll eventually segfault it...

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run FC2 in a Japanese locale. (confirm with "locale(1)" command)
2. find a page with lots of text/menus on it (libc's index is good)
3. keep using "s" command until it segfaults.
Additional info:

Have not tested with other multibyte locales, but I suspect that
any multibyte locale is vulnerable to this bug.

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-06-21 17:07:37 UTC
actually, not just the "s" command... decending into sub-trees and
ascending enough times will also cause segfaults.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-06-25 11:49:23 UTC
Haven't been able to reproduce this.

I built 4.7 earlier on -- does that have the same problem?

Can you show me a stack trace?

Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2004-07-07 16:04:14 UTC
4.7 seems to work ok (rebuilt from fc3 src rpm) fc2 with UTF-8
japanese. Nice work.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2004-07-07 16:21:10 UTC
I wonder if this warrants an update then -- another incentive is that
mainline gcc doesn't build with texinfo-4.6 any more.

Thanks for testing.

Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2004-07-07 16:24:14 UTC
considering that info-4.6 in its current state is not very usable with
Japanese (and I'm willing to bet Chinese and Korean too), yes, I'd
recommend an update to 4.7.

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