Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243971
info crashes when resizing the window
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
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):
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)
info crashes with a "Segmentation fault" error message
info should not crash.
Here is a backtrace that I obtained by running info under gdb and installing
#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 ()
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
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.
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.
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'
it's fixed in f8 and devel too.
I don't see any updates for Fedora 8.
2007-11-15 03:31:04 texinfo-4.11-2.fc8 has been pushed to testing repo.
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.
I see it here:
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?
It'll be closed automatically after pushing update to stable.
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.