Bug 33212 - assertion failure in file display.c
assertion failure in file display.c
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Copeland
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-26 05:57 EST by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-07 17:25:59 EST
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The spec file used to compile and make the rpm (6.37 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-26 06:00 EST, David Balažic
no flags Details
/tmp/debug/screen.19783 (327 bytes, text/plain)
2001-03-26 06:16 EST, David Balažic
no flags Details
/tmp/debug/SCREEN.19784 (22.26 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-26 06:21 EST, David Balažic
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/tmp/debug/screen.child (517 bytes, text/plain)
2001-03-26 06:27 EST, David Balažic
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Description David Balažic 2001-03-26 05:57:43 EST
I compiled screen-3.9.8-3.srpm with the -DDEBUG option,
by changing the line in screen.spec :


Then I added the line "debug on" in /home/root/.screenrc
and run screen. It showed the splash page and after I
pressed return it crashed. Last line in /tmp/debug/SCREEN.19784 was :

ASSERT(new >=0 && new <= 9) failed file display.c line 1836

I attach all three files from /tmp/debug and the used spec file.

The contents of ~root/.screenrc are :

bell_msg "bla"
debug on
Comment 1 David Balažic 2001-03-26 06:00:29 EST
Created attachment 13643 [details]
The spec file used to compile and make the rpm
Comment 2 David Balažic 2001-03-26 06:16:02 EST
Created attachment 13644 [details]
Comment 3 David Balažic 2001-03-26 06:21:57 EST
Created attachment 13645 [details]
Comment 4 David Balažic 2001-03-26 06:27:54 EST
Created attachment 13663 [details]
Comment 5 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-06-26 16:21:24 EDT
this doesnt seem to happen in 3.9.9
Comment 6 David Balažic 2001-07-26 06:24:03 EDT
screen-3.9.9-1 recompiled with -DDEBUG

Crashes at the same point if /etc/screenrc contains a single line :
debug off

( actually you must use /usr/etc/screenrc , due to a packaging bug,
see bug #49535 )
Comment 7 David Balažic 2001-07-26 06:30:20 EDT
I forgot to mention that this time no assertion failure is reported, it just 
Comment 8 Phil Copeland 2002-08-12 14:06:40 EDT
Umm this is an unsupported change.
I don't see this behaviour in 3.9.11-8

Try rawhide (ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/SRPMS/SRPMS)


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