Subject: Re: pkg/36575 (shells/tcsh segfaults on history substitutions)
To: None <,,,>
From: Jarle Greipsland <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/28/2007 14:10:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/36575; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jarle Greipsland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/36575 (shells/tcsh segfaults on history substitutions)
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:05:39 +0200 (CEST) writes:
 > Synopsis: shells/tcsh segfaults on history substitutions
 > Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->agc
 > Responsible-Changed-By:
 > Responsible-Changed-When: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:52:03 +0000
 > Responsible-Changed-Why:
 > Assign static-tcsh maintainer.
 > Works fine on my NetBSD 3.1 box. Current or GCC4 specific problem?
 I'm fairly certain it is a tcsh problem.  I rebuilt it with -g,
 and it seems to crash in a call to wcslen, with a NULL parameter.
 (gdb) target core tcsh.core
 Core was generated by `tcsh'.
 Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
 #0  0x080a0182 in wcslen ()
 (gdb) where
 #0  0x080a0182 in wcslen ()
 #1  0x0808f1de in Strbuf_append (buf=0x8102534, s=0x0) at tc.str.c:599
 #2  0x0805ff7d in getsub (en=0x8141968) at sh.lex.c:854
 #3  0x0805fa1f in getexcl (sc=0) at sh.lex.c:731
 #4  0x0805ed8e in getC1 (flag=3) at sh.lex.c:469
 #5  0x0805e626 in word (parsehtime=0) at sh.lex.c:294
 #6  0x0805e33e in lex (hp=0x811a218) at sh.lex.c:185
 #7  0x0804b1d7 in process (catch=1) at sh.c:1931
 #8  0x0804a126 in main (argc=0, argv=0xbfbfe898) at sh.c:1304
 Also, I compiled version 6.14.00 on the exact same system, and
 that version does not segfault on !$:h history substitutions.
 I'd say it's a tcsh 6.15.00 problem.