jmacs crashes with SIGSEGV when opening multiple files

Bug #444550 reported by Martin von Gagern on 2009-10-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gentoo Linux
Fix Released
joe (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by Martin von Gagern

Bug Description

Binary package hint: joe

$ jmacs foo bar
Processing '/etc/joe/jmacsrc'...Processing '/etc/joe/ftyperc'...done
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

According to gdb, the error occurs in main.c:434 which reads
One can easily see that bw in this case will always be NULL.
Upstream has commited a fix, but not released it yet:

Applying that patch to the joe sources fixed the issue for me, at least on Gentoo:
It would be great if this straight-forward fix from upstream could be included with the joe package for Karmic.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 6 15:20:00 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
Package: joe 3.7-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.38-generic
SourcePackage: joe
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64

Martin von Gagern (gagern) wrote :
Changed in gentoo:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Ta'id Holmes (tholmes) on 2009-10-27
Changed in joe (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Martin von Gagern (gagern) wrote :

I repeatedly asked for a new upstream release, without reply so far. References:

Changed in gentoo:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gentoo:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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