Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66419
a2ps crashes when used as user, but prints fine as root
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
a2ps crashes when used as an ordinary user. however running it as
su or su - it prints fine. I am running
a2ps-4.13b-15.i386.r on kernel 2.4.9-31smp.
One more detail,
a2ps --version runs fine and gives the version number (as ordinary user), but
anything else crashes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. >> a2ps packages
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
(Note "packages" is an ascii file with, as you probably guessed, all package names)
2. >> a2ps --version
GNU a2ps 4.13
Written by Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana.
Copyright (c) 1988-1993 Miguel Santana
Copyright (c) 1995-2000 Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
3. as su or su - the command "a2ps packages" just prints the file
Actual Results: see above
Expected Results: file printed
This sounds just like bug #40532, which has been fixed in the package provided
with Red Hat Linux 7.3.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 40532 ***