Bug 60803 - sort -m core dumps when feeded with an empty file
sort -m core dumps when feeded with an empty file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: textutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-06 17:24 EST by Linux Now
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-06 17:24:42 EST
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Description Linux Now 2002-03-06 17:24:38 EST
Description of Problem:

When you use the -m switch to merge already sorted files, if one of them is empty
sort core dumps.

If you remove the switch then everything works.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm using textutils-2.0.14-2 in a rh7.2 system fully updated.

How Reproducible:

sort -m empty_file1 empty_file2

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Actual Results:

Segmentation Fault

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Additional Information:
witout -m works
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-07 09:48:57 EST
Fixed in the current version (2.0.21-0.7)

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