Bug 449292 - install-info corrupt dir entry for xemacs-packages-extra-info's forms.info
install-info corrupt dir entry for xemacs-packages-extra-info's forms.info
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texinfo (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Reopened, Triaged
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Blocks: 449552
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Reported: 2008-06-01 17:13 EDT by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:11:15 EST
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forms.info crasher (29.46 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-06-01 17:13 EDT, Ville Skyttä
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Description Ville Skyttä 2008-06-01 17:13:39 EDT
Rawhide install-info crashes installing forms.info during xemacs-packages-extra
build.  Build log (warning: 9MB) at

forms.info for easy reproduction attached:

$ cp forms.info /tmp
$ cd /tmp
$ mkdir foo
$ /sbin/install-info forms.info foo/dir
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2008-06-01 17:13:39 EDT
Created attachment 307321 [details]
forms.info crasher
Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2008-06-02 09:08:06 EDT
Hi, Thanks your for report. Should be fixed in texinfo-4.12-3.fc10. Please try.
Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2008-06-02 10:38:35 EDT
The crash is indeed gone, but the stuff install-info installs for forms.info
looks like some kind of binary junk, not the usual textual representation.  I
don't know if this is expected of info 4.12, reopening just in case.

On a F8 box, with info-4.11-4.fc8.x86_64, for forms.info I get in "dir":

* Forms::               Mode for working with simple textual data bases in a
                       forms-oriented manner

With 4.12-2.fc10.x86_64 on the same (F-8) box, I see (copied from vim):

Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2008-07-05 16:13:23 EDT
Any thoughts/news?  Still happens with info-4.12-4.fc10.x86_64 (installed on a
F-9 box), 4.11-5.fc9 works fine.
Comment 5 Matt Domsch 2008-07-08 00:41:09 EDT
builds as of 2008-07-03, version 4.12-4.fc10.
Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2008-07-08 11:37:28 EDT
Please see the earlier comments.  It no longer crashes but does produce an
apparently corrupt "dir" file -> reopening and adjusting summary.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:21:50 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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