R-alpha: lbeta, ctrl-C and crashes

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 08:21:35 +0200

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk> writes:
>> Another obvious difference is libreadline2.*1*. I just tried compiling
>> without readline (edit src/include/Platform.h ; make clean ; make) and
>> the problem disappeared. However, RedHat still seems to be shipping
>> libreadline2.0 There are calls to signal() in libreadline, so it
>> could well be the culprit.

> Affirmative. Problem vanished when relinking with a freshly compiled
> libreadline.a v.2.1. But there's nothing in the ChangeLog relating to
> signal handling bugs fixed since 2.0, so it might be a question of
> simply recompiling the library. This would be preferable since it can
> be done with the rpm command. Will check later, time to buy dinner
> before the shop closes...

I see.  That might also explain our confusion when we noticed that we
cannot reproduce the CTRL-C problem.  We just upgraded to Debian 1.3
which has libreadline 2.1.

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