Bug 16304 - /bin/mail from mailx-8.1.1-16 core dumps
/bin/mail from mailx-8.1.1-16 core dumps
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2000-08-15 19:59 EDT by Blomgren, Peter
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-15 20:02:59 EDT
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Description Blomgren, Peter 2000-08-15 19:59:53 EDT
%> rpm -qf /bin/mail

%> ldd /bin/mail
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x2aac8000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x2aaab000)

%> rpm -qf /lib/libc.so.6 /lib/ld-linux.so.2

%> /bin/mail
Mail version 8.1 6/6/93.  Type ? for help.
"/var/spool/mail/testuser": 1 message 1 new
>N  1 testuser@devnull.sta  Tue Aug 15 16:44  13/407   "test"
& [return]
Message 1:
From testuser  Tue Aug 15 16:44:19 2000
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 16:44:19 -0700
From: Test User <testuser@devnull.stanford.edu>
To: testuser@devnull.Stanford.EDU
Subject: test


& q [return]
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-08-15 20:05:44 EDT
Already fixed (with a couple of other problems) in mailx-8.1.1-17.
Comment 2 Michael Francis McEniry 2000-08-17 15:29:44 EDT
I'm experiencing this same core-dump behavior.  When 
will mailx-8.1.1-17 be available?
Comment 3 Blomgren, Peter 2000-08-17 20:42:14 EDT
I'm not sure when the updated rpm will be on the ftp servers,
for now you can get the SRC.RPM at


(If traffic gets out of control, I'll have to take it down...)
Comment 4 Marek Greško 2001-02-11 11:30:23 EST
Well, the src.rpm above is not reachable. But the problem disappears after
setting hold flag in mail.rc.

Make your /etc/mail.rc looking like this:
set ask askcc append dot save crt hold
ignore Received Message-Id Resent-Message-Id Status Mail-From Return-Path Via


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