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Re: crash bug report, plus complaint about bashbug

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: crash bug report, plus complaint about bashbug
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:08:41 -0400
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On 4/19/12 8:26 AM, Peter Maloney wrote:
> Dear bash guys,
> Bashbug interface was COMPLETELY useless. The emacs quit key didn't work.
> There were no instructions. It didn't even tell me it was emacs so I could
> go look it up. I had to find that out elsewhere. Eventually it wouldn't
> even let me edit, saying the buffer is read only. What the hell were you
> thinking? Why not use the EDITOR variable? That's what it's for! Not
> everyone knows how to use every editor.

If you were to look at the bashbug script, you would see that it does
use $EDITOR to edit the temporary file.  If that variable's not set,
it looks for $DEFEDITOR and tries to choose an intelligent default if
it doesn't find either.

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 10
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         Running the following script crashes bash with exit code 141. The
>         problem occurs on this openSuSE machine, and on FreeBSD with bash
>         4.1.10, and on Ubuntu with bash 4.1.5.
> Repeat-By: (2 line script, this email thing split it in 3)
>         foo() { while IFS='' read -r line; do echo "$(date) $line" >>
>         file.txt; done; };
>         exec 2> >(foo)

I can't reproduce the crash with bash-4.2, bash-4.1, or bash-4.0 (with
all the official patches applied to each version) on Mac OS X, RHEL 5,
Ubuntu 10, Solaris 8, or Solaris 10.  How about a stack traceback from
the crash on one of your systems?

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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