[Rd] Update on "Shift-Return causes segfault (PR#3293)"

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Sat Jun 28 15:36:57 MEST 2003

On Sat, 2003-06-28 at 04:53, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> Graeme.Ambler at bristol.ac.uk writes:
> > I've just rebuilt an rpm from the RedHat SRPM and the patches from ftp.gnu.org
> > and R no longer crashes in any of the cases I have previously described.  I 
> > can let anyone who wants have a copy of the modified rpms for both RH8 and 
> > RH9.  The patch numbers are incremented one from the originals, so they 
> > should update cleanly on any system.
> > 
> > I guess you can probably close this bug now.  It's a bit annoying that RH 
> > didn't apply the patches themselves for RH9, since the relevant one came out 
> > about 6 months before RH9 was released!
> Has anyone filed a bug report with RedHat on this?

I just did.


As Graeme has stated, the patches are available and this and other
readline related bugs have been reported previously to RH's Bugzilla and
were closed, based upon my search this morning. I am unclear as to why
this seems to be happening yet again, other than RH neglected to include
the patches in the last update.

In checking RH's dates for the readline RPM updates, version 4.3-5 was
made available back in January, so this particular bug's patch and one
other were available prior to that, however the three other patches that
are listed are after that date. The five patches are listed at

So it would seem that RH is long overdue in issuing an updated readline


Marc Schwartz

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