Bug 243971 - info crashes when resizing the window
info crashes when resizing the window
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texinfo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-06-13 01:11 EDT by petrosyan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.11-2.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-11-26 13:53:28 EST
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Description petrosyan 2007-06-13 01:11:56 EDT
Description of problem:
info crashes when resizing the gnome-terminal window from which it is being run.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start a gnome-terminal
2. run "info" command in the gnome-terminal
3. start resizing the gnome-terminal windows many times (about 10 times or so)
Actual results:
info crashes with a "Segmentation fault" error message

Expected results:
info should not crash.

Additional info:
Here is a backtrace that I obtained by running info under gdb and installing
debuginfo package:

#0  0x0804a53e in display_update_one_window (win=0x81eb5d0) at display.c:301
#1  0x0804a9d0 in display_update_display (window=0x81eb5d0) at display.c:85
#2  0x0805df06 in reset_info_window_sizes () at signals.c:161
#3  0x0805e118 in info_signal_proc (sig=28) at signals.c:277
#4  <signal handler called>
#5  0x00f25400 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#6  0x00b9a3f3 in __read_nocancel () from /lib/libc.so.6
#7  0x08057098 in info_get_input_char () at /usr/include/bits/unistd.h:35
#8  0x0805d9bc in info_read_and_dispatch () at session.c:217
#9  0x0805dad2 in info_session () at session.c:175
#10 0x08050922 in main (argc=476479496, argv=0xbf9081d4) at info.c:507
#11 0x00aeef70 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6
#12 0x08049731 in _start ()
Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-10-11 08:11:25 EDT

only small update here: in lates texinfo-4.11-1 this bug is partialy fixed, but
still present:( No problem with vertical resizing, segfault with horizontal
Comment 2 petrosyan 2007-10-12 03:48:26 EDT
in info-4.11-1.fc8 I can reproduce the crash with both vertical and horizontal
resizing, by running "info bash" from a terminal and then resizing the window.
Comment 3 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-11-07 09:39:25 EST

window width or height goes sometimes bellow zero, that's the problem. I
discussed it with upstream and it'll be fixed in next release of texinfo.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-11-14 22:41:35 EST
texinfo-4.11-2.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update texinfo'
Comment 5 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-11-15 04:46:55 EST

it's fixed in f8 and devel too.
Comment 6 petrosyan 2007-11-15 08:30:56 EST
I don't see any updates for Fedora 8.
Comment 7 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-11-15 08:38:00 EST
2007-11-15 03:31:04 texinfo-4.11-2.fc8 has been pushed to testing repo.
Comment 8 petrosyan 2007-11-15 08:42:12 EST
I can see it in Fedora 7 testing repository at
however I can't find it in Fedora 8 testing repository
maybe I should just wait a little more.
Comment 11 petrosyan 2007-11-15 09:00:10 EST
I can confirm that this bug has been fixed in info-4.11-2.fc8
Should I close the bug now or wait until it is released as an official update?
Comment 12 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-11-15 09:07:59 EST
It'll be closed automatically after pushing update to stable.
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2007-11-26 13:53:26 EST
texinfo-4.11-2.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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