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Bug 3316 - man2html enters infinite loop on terminfo.5
man2html enters infinite loop on terminfo.5
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-07 13:02 EDT by redhat-bugs2eran
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 19:09:40 EDT
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Description redhat-bugs2eran 1999-06-07 13:02:35 EDT
On a RH6 system,
% /usr/bin/man2html /usr/man/man5/terminfo.5
takes infinite time and infinite memory (or at least 128MB).
It displays a part of the document, then goes metaphysical.

All other manpages on the system are rendered correctly.
PolyglotMan (rman) handles that manpage correctly.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-06-07 18:33:59 EDT
I have verified this to be true on a test machine in the test lab with
a stock 6.0 install.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-16 19:09:59 EDT
applied patch from Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl and made new package for

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