Bug 658368 - [abrt] man-db-2.5.7-6.fc14: __libc_message: Process /usr/bin/man was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT)
[abrt] man-db-2.5.7-6.fc14: __libc_message: Process /usr/bin/man was killed b...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-db (Show other bugs)
i686 Unspecified
low Severity medium
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 668576
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Reported: 2010-11-30 02:06 EST by Enrique
Modified: 2011-01-21 06:54 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-01-21 06:54:25 EST
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File: backtrace (2.63 KB, text/plain)
2010-11-30 02:06 EST, Enrique
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Description Enrique 2010-11-30 02:06:53 EST
abrt version: 1.1.14
architecture: i686
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: man /usr/bin/phoronix-test-suite
comment: It is always reproducible.
component: man-db
crash_function: __libc_message
executable: /usr/bin/man
package: man-db-2.5.7-6.fc14
rating: 4
reason: Process /usr/bin/man was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT)
release: Fedora release 14 (Laughlin)
time: 1291100672
uid: 4876

How to reproduce
1. I simply executed man /usr/bin/phoronix-test-suite, altough it happens with any "man"  which includes the full comman path, like "man /bin/ls"
Comment 1 Enrique 2010-11-30 02:06:55 EST
Created attachment 463655 [details]
File: backtrace
Comment 2 Colin Watson 2010-12-02 08:10:37 EST
It's hard to tell for certain since this is a memory corruption bug, but this sounds very like a bug I fixed in man-db 2.5.8:

Mon Nov 15 21:38:04 GMT 2010  Colin Watson  <cjwatson@debian.org>

        * src/man.c (local_man_loop): Simplify and improve code to make a
          temporary copy of manpathlist, in order that it can't free
          unallocated memory (may fix Savannah bug #31633).

See: https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?31633

If you don't want to upgrade to 2.5.8 or newer, you should be able to apply http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~cjwatson/man-db/trunk/revision/1276 to 2.5.7 to fix this bug.
Comment 3 Ivana Varekova 2011-01-04 09:42:14 EST
Thanks Colin for your investigation.
man-db-2.5.7-7.fc14, which contains a patch Colin mention in previous coment, was just submitted to updates. Please fix this package the problem?
Comment 4 Enrique 2011-01-21 06:27:40 EST
 I have installed the last man-db-2.5.7-7.fc14 and the bug is indeed fixed. It can be closed.
 Thank you for your job!

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