Bug 201246 - xterm segfaults without /etc/termcap
xterm segfaults without /etc/termcap
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xterm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
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Reported: 2006-08-03 15:25 EDT by hanishkvc
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-14 08:37:20 EST
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Description hanishkvc 2006-08-03 15:25:29 EDT
Description of problem:
If there is no /etc/termcap file then xterm segfaults

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest FC5 xterm, based on yum update FC5

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Rename /etc/termcap to something else
2. run xterm - it will segfault itself.
3. restore /etc/termcap
4. xterm will run properly 
Actual results:
xterm segfaults itself.

Expected results:
Either continue without termcap file or atleast display error message saying
"/etc/termcap missing" and then quit gracefully.

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Comment 1 Thomas E. Dickey 2006-08-19 18:42:27 EDT
I can reproduce that (fix will be in #217).

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