Midnight commander segfaults when trying to copy certain files using internal
copy or move operations.
The pattern is not yet clear, while I am able to copy files off mounted CD
copying e.g. netscape plugins to other place on the same partition segfaults.
Here is the backtrace, and actual core file is available if needed.
# file core.15022
core.15022: ELF 32-bit LSB core file of 'mc' (signal 11), Intel 80386, version 1
(SYSV), from 'mc'
# gdb `which mc` core.15022
<lots of symbols loaded from libs>#0 0x420a7052 in calc_first () from
#0 0x420a7052 in calc_first () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#1 0x420a719a in calc_next () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#2 0x420a700e in analyze_tree () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#3 0x420a6fee in analyze_tree () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#4 0x420a6f57 in analyze () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#5 0x420a6aae in re_compile_internal () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#6 0x420b04e6 in re_compile_pattern () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#7 0x0808f1af in getch ()
#8 0x0805894e in strcpy ()
#9 0x08080a40 in getch ()
#10 0x0806e837 in strcpy ()
#11 0x08067f44 in strcpy ()
#12 0x08067fff in strcpy ()
#13 0x080681d9 in strcpy ()
#14 0x08068398 in strcpy ()
#15 0x08085bd8 in getch ()
#16 0x08085d9a in getch ()
#17 0x08086880 in getch ()
#18 0x420165c4 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
Confirmed. I cannot seem to copy any files at all in "mc", especially not from
My test-case is as simple as opening a virtual console (e.g. ALT+F1), starting
mc, going into /etc, selecting /etc/fstab, pressing F5, and pressing RETURN.
Gives a segmentation fault always.
Since I see a possibly screen-oriented segfault also in "jed", and both mc and
jed are linked against libslang-utf8.so.1, maybe that's a common bug.
Maybe a UTF-8/slang issue?
After I upgraded mc package to mc-4.5.55-9 from rawhide, segfaults disappeared
and everything seems to be working now.
quote:'everything seems to be working now'