Segmentation fault in dd command in some binary apps

Bug #59436 reported by Steven Coco on 2006-09-07
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Bug Description

Hi.

The NetBeans Java IDE @netbeans.org distributes a Linux installer as a binary app. The IDE itself, and most other components, like the "NetBeans Profiler" have binary Linux installers. These installers throw Segmentation Faults when attempting to run on Ubuntu. I have seemingly confirmed that this is leading to corrupt IDE installations: note that the installer does continue to run and looks normal; you have to check the console output to discover the faults.

I have reported the issue to the NetBeans team, and they've said it would appear to be a problem with the dd command on Ubuntu. You can see this NetBeans issue for more information if you like: http://www.netbeans.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=84246

That issue also includes console output with the segmentation faults. It was reported specifically against the NetBeans Profiler 5.0 Linux binary installer, "netbeans-profiler-5_0-linux.bin". This is available for download at NetBeans.org via this URL: http://www.netbeans.info/downloads/download.php?type=5.0

-- To download you'll need to choose the Linux platform, and just be sure to un-check the boxes to subscribe to the mailing list.

Sorry I do not have more helpful information. (I confirmed the fact that the install appears to wind up corrupt since one other installer is alternately available as a pure Java archive, and by installing that archive, no exceptions are raised during program execution where they were when running the installation from the binary installer. This particular component: the profiler: is not available in an archive.) This problem so happens to show up in almost any Sun distribution I have tried with the Linux binary installer, on this Ubuntu system.

This is the output of 'uname -a' here:

Linux coco-laptop 2.6.15-26-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 3 03:13:28 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Simon Law (sfllaw) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been
reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report
any further bugs which you find.

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