Subject: Pine problems - solved (?)
To: NetBSD list <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: amiga
Date: 12/23/1994 16:24:31
Dear All,

I compiled and installed Pine 3.91 and had lots of problems with it.

It turned out that Pine reads most files it needs to read using its own
read_file (in os.c) which used fstat() to get the size of the file being
read.  Under NetBSD 1.0, the size field of the stat structure is a 64 bit
number, but Pine only read the highest 32 bits - which were always zero.
Then it proceeded to allocate only one byte of memory and read 0 bytes
from the file.  No wonder that the .signature and config files didn't

I added a type cast (unsigned long) in front of all references to the
file size field in read_file() and after some quick tests, Pine appears
to work.  I was even able to read news using Pine.

Just in case someone else is trying to make it work...

  Jukka Marin

P.S. No, I'm NOT using Pine myself! :-)


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