Created attachment 364408 [details]
complete log of output from "makewhatis"
Description of problem:
As used by makewhatis, awk fails with an "internal error: segfault".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% reproducible, every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Become root.
2. Run "/usr/sbin/makewhatis" with no arguments.
Multiple lines of output reporting "awk: cmd. line:63: fatal error: internal error: segfault". A log of the full output is attached to this report.
awk should not fail; no error output should be produced.
"makewhatis" is run daily by cron, due to a "/etc/cron.daily/makewhatis.cron" script. Thus, every day this cron job runs and fails, leading to diagnostic output being mailed to root.
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I can no longer reproduce the problem as originally described using Fedora 12 with man-1.6f-25.fc12.i686 and gawk-3.1.7-1.fc12.i686. Man page building seems to work fine, with no segfault messages from awk.
I suppose this can be closed. Should it be closed WORKSFORME? Not sure about
that, so I'll leave it for someone else to update the status appropriately.
Well, it is opened for F11 and you say it works in F12 - I believe CURRENTRELEASE is the best option here.