Subject: pkg/20660: emacs dumps core under -current unless -nw
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/11/2003 11:41:58
>Number:         20660
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       emacs dumps core under -current unless -nw
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Mar 11 08:43:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Perry E. Metzger
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6P
Perry E. Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."
System: NetBSD alchemist 1.6P NetBSD 1.6P (ALCHEMIST) #0: Wed Mar 5 15:00:02 EST 2003 perry@alchemist:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ALCHEMIST i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Under -current, if you build emacs or emacs21 (but not xemacs),
it dumps core unless you invoke it such that it runs without X (i.e. the
-nw flag.)
	There is speculation this is caused by an undump issue that was
tickled by the recent change in binutils. It is known that X 4.2 vs X 4.3
makes no difference, so it is not an X issue. Emacsen built a while
ago still work -- it is only new ones that die this way.
	build emacs21 from pkgsrc under very current -current. Note that
it dumps core as soon as you start it.