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Re: pkg/51345: editors/ex-20040103 dumps core on port-sparc64

The following reply was made to PR pkg/51345; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/51345: editors/ex-20040103 dumps core on port-sparc64
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:08:53 +0000

 On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 07:35:01AM +0000, Martin Husemann wrote:
  >  The issue is the declaration of "ospeed". In ex.h it is declared as:
  >  #ifdef POSIX_1
  >  extern  speed_t ospeed;         /* Output speed (from gtty) */
  >  #else
  >  extern  short   ospeed;         /* Output speed (from gtty) */
  >  #endif
  >  but NetBSD wants it as extern short ospeed;
  >  So alignment mismatches, and we crash.
 It should be getting it from termcap.h, although ex is Interesting in
 a number of ways and that might not be possible.
  >  I don't know if the ifdef is correct, so this might be a lib bug in NetBSD
  >  as well.
 I don't know. The point of speed_t is to hold terminal speeds, but
 that's in termios and the global ospeed is from termcap...
 David A. Holland

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