Subject: pkg/9560: misc/staroffice dumps core if /proc not mounted
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/07/2000 07:03:35
>Number:         9560
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       misc/staroffice dumps core if /proc not mounted
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager (NetBSD software packages system bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Mar  7 07:03:00 2000
>Originator:     Tim Walls
Press Association
>Release:        -current (1.4S)
NetBSD justforkix 1.4S NetBSD 1.4S (JUSTFORKIX) #7: Fri Feb 18 16:03:47 GMT 2000
     timwa@justforkix:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/JUSTFORKIX i386	

StarOffice core dumps on installation (and on subsequent invocation as
well) if procfs is not mounted on /proc.

Ideally, the StarOffice installer should check that /proc is mounted as a prerequisite, and abort the installation (with an appropriate error) if not.
cd pkgsrc/misc/staroffice
umount /proc
make; make install

Apply the following patch to the staroffice package makefile (unless
you can think of a more elegant way to check for procfs!)

Also, it may be worth mentioning in the package documentation.

-------------------8< snip here 8<--------------------
*** Makefile.orig	Tue Mar  7 14:26:51 2000
--- Makefile	Tue Mar  7 14:45:33 2000
*** 99,104 ****
--- 99,108 ----
  		${ECHO} "${DISTNAME} needs to be installed under X11."; \
  		exit 1; \
+ 	@if [ "`/sbin/mount | grep 'on /proc' | cut -d ' ' -f 5`" != "procfs" ]; then \
+ 		${ECHO} "${DISTNAME} needs procfs to be mounted on /proc."; \
+ 		exit 1; \
+ 	fi
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