SIGSEGV in hypermail 2.0b2, other bug-o's

From: William F. Maton <>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 17:53:48 -0400 (EDT)
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        Here's a curious one:

quepasa 75% /usr/local/bin/hypermail -p -x -m /home/wmaton/mail/anime Creating directory "anime", mode 755.
Segmentation fault
quepasa 76%

And that's it. Loading it with gdb:

quepasa ROOT 78% gdb /usr/local/bin/hypermail GDB is free software and you are welcome to distribute copies of it  under certain conditions; type "show copying" to see the conditions. There is absolutely no warranty for GDB; type "show warranty" for details. GDB 4.16 (i486-slackware-linux),
Copyright 1996 Free Software Foundation, Inc...
(gdb) set args -p -x -m /home/wmaton/mail/anime
(gdb) run

Starting program: /usr/local/bin/hypermail -p -x -m /home/wmaton/mail/anime
Creating directory "anime", mode 755.

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. 0x3e61632e in ?? ()
(gdb) bt

#0 0x3e61632e in ?? ()
#1 0x6f52202c in ?? ()
Cannot access memory at address 0x61776174.

I did compile with the -g option (in fact, I left the Makefiles as is), so this seems rather ominous. It works otherwise on other mboxes I have.


Minor bug:  hypermail shouldn't create a directory for a non-existant


inet_addr is defined in src/mail.c, which conflicts with previous a
definition, so commenting out the one in src/mail.c fixes this.


All this is on a linux box with glibc6.

Received on Wed 12 Aug 1998 12:00:55 AM GMT

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