On some machines --- probably those with less memory
and/or swap --- the line
limit coredumpsize 1000000
in /etc/csh.cshrc returns an error code and causes the
TCSH and CSH shells to stop processing their configuration
files. Among other things, this means that users .cshrc
or .tcshrc files are not read.
Replacing this line by
limit coredumpsize unlimited
fixes the problem.
This seems to be related to bug 4071.
Fixed in setup-2.0.4-1.
*** Bug 4071 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
When ksh is used as the login shell and tcsh is invoked
sometime thereafter within a shell or terminal this error
limit: coredumpsize: Can't set limit
This does not occur when you change shell in a terminal to
ksh and then to tcsh - only when ksh is the login shell.
This has existed at least since 5.0
------- Additional Comments From dkl 07/16/99 14:09 -------
I have verified that this does occur as reported on a standard 6.0
install. It is being assigned to a developer for further review.