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Re: Double-free bug in bash for env vars

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Double-free bug in bash for env vars
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:01:36 -0500

> Machine Type: i586-mandrake-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 2.05
> Patch Level: 1
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       Bash died with a mysterious message, apparently a double-free bug,
>       when setting the environmental variable TERM multiple times in a
>       session.  I generally have to switch between TERM=linux and
>       TERM=vt100, depending on which applications I'm using at the time.
>       TERM=linux is useful for most applications, such as vim and ls, while
>       the Informix database tools do not recognize the linux terminal and
>       must use something like vt100.

Does the problem still occur with the current version of bash?  How about
a stack traceback so I can see where it's crashing?


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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