Ubuntu

jmacs crashes with SIGSEGV when opening multiple files

Reported by Martin von Gagern on 2009-10-06
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gentoo Linux
Fix Released
Medium
joe (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
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
done
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

According to gdb, the error occurs in main.c:434 which reads
  p_goto_bol(bw->cursor);
One can easily see that bw in this case will always be NULL.
Upstream has commited a fix, but not released it yet:
http://joe-editor.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/joe-editor/joe-current/main/main.c?r1=1.5&r2=1.6

Applying that patch to the joe sources fixed the issue for me, at least on Gentoo: http://bugs.gentoo.org/283508
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
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
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:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.editors.joe/503
https://sourceforge.net/projects/joe-editor/forums/forum/131147/topic/3445084

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