[Bug 893] New: GNU Info reader segmentation fault

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Wed Sep 1 17:43:27 PDT 2004


           Summary: GNU Info reader segmentation fault
           Product: Linux From Scratch
           Version: 5.1.1
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: Book
        AssignedTo: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: hsh at freecode.dk
         QAContact: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

I get a reproducible segmentation fault using the GNU info reader.  One way to reproduce it is doing 'info info', select 'Expert Info', and go backwards a page with DEL.  You could also hold SPC a little, then hitting DEL a few times usually causes a segfault.  The message is "Moving to `Prev's last menu item.Segmentation fault".

I followed the book, v. 5.1.1 to the letter (completed it twice, same info problem), with no optimization flags, and no odd test failures in any packages.  The texinfo 'make check' completes, no errors.

I tried installing texinfo 4.6.  This solves the problem -- no segfault.

My machine is a Compaq Presario 705 EA, 1 GHz Athlon-4.  Host distro is Debian.

Someone else with the same problem: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-texinfo/2004-06/msg00019.html

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