Bug 68199 - Call to time functions from a curses screen using the ncurses screen dump feature causes crash.
Summary: Call to time functions from a curses screen using the ncurses screen dump fea...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 77585
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-07-08 00:44 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:49:13 UTC

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C program to compile with g++ -lncurses (1.74 KB, text/plain)
2002-07-08 00:47 UTC, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2002-07-08 00:44:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
A call to a function to get time/date from a curses screen where there is first
a call to scr_dump() will cause the program to core dump.  If the curses screen
does a getch() before the call to the time function the program will not crash. 
However, there are many occasions where one will need to set up a time/date
string without making a call to getch() first.  There is some kind of conflict
between the curses screen dump feature and the time functions.  This is a
problem for RH to solve.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a screen with curses control.
2. Do a screen dump (scr_dump(const char filename). (Do not do a getch() before
the screen dump.
3. Call a (void) function to set up a string containing the time and date.
4. The program will crash.
5. Have a call to restore(filename) after the call to the time function.

Actual Results:  Crash!

Expected Results:  Program should return from time fucntion and restore screen
as before dump.

Additional info:

Example program is avialable if you will send me your email address.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-07-08 00:47:36 UTC
Created attachment 64165 [details]
C program to compile with g++ -lncurses

Comment 2 Thomas E. Dickey 2003-01-11 19:42:24 UTC
This is fixed in ncurses 5.3 (Redhat does not deliver ncurses 5.3).

Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2003-01-20 21:49:54 UTC
marking as a duplicate of the "5.3 solves all problems" bug

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 77585 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:49:13 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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