Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449292
install-info corrupt dir entry for xemacs-packages-extra-info's forms.info
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:11:15 EST
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)
Created attachment 307321 [details]
Hi, Thanks your for report. Should be fixed in texinfo-4.12-3.fc10. Please try.
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
With 4.12-2.fc10.x86_64 on the same (F-8) box, I see (copied from vim):
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.
builds as of 2008-07-03, version 4.12-4.fc10.
Please see the earlier comments. It no longer crashes but does produce an
apparently corrupt "dir" file -> reopening and adjusting summary.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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