Re: bug in version 1.5?

Michael Urban (
Tue, 16 Apr 1991 13:46:34 -0700 (PDT)

Excerpts from mail: 16-Apr-91 bug in version 1.5? Victor A.
Riley@iris.bro (699)

> Hello everyone - I just grabbed version 1.5 and have compiled it on
> my Sun SparcStation II, under X11R4. So far it just core dumps with
> a segmentation violation. It appears to be core dumping in the
> uncompressing of the X-Faces: line in compface/gen.c. I traced the program
> and found that comstr is NULL most of the time, then gets assigned the
> comment in the From line, then gets NULLed again, and during the
> uncompressing of the X-Faces line gets assigned to 0x1. During the
> next pass through address.y it crashes since comstr in not NULL. I got
> tired of tracing in Gen() so gave up trying to find where memory gets
> overwritten.

Well, Mr. Riley's message caused my copy to crack as well; removing the
null X-Face: header line from his message worked around the problem.
The hex value scrawled in comstr was 0x1010101 for me; I am using a
Sparcstation 1 under SunOS 4.1.1 and X11R4.