xrdb dumps core

xrdb dumps core

Post by Ken » Wed, 01 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Hi, i have a problem that xrdb gets a segmentation fault
and dumps core every time I try to use it.  Anyone have any
idea why?  I am using Red Hat 4.0 with XFree86 3.2.

If possible, please email me.  Thanks!!

-Ken
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1. xrdb dumping core (RedHat 4.1, Infomagic CD April 1997, XFree 3.2)

I just installed RedHat 4.1 from the Infomagic April 1997 CD.  I've
got a really strange problem.

When I run xrdb with the default cpp, it dumps core.  The message is
as follows:


    Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    cpp: : I/O error

And then I wind up with the string "xterm" in my shell's input stream
(yes it's really there - if I hit <enter>, I get an xterm)!

After some digging, I found that xrdb apparently runs /lib/cpp, which
is a link to /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.7.2.1/cpp.  If I do

    xrdb -cpp /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.7.2.1/cpp

it works, but if I do

    xrdb -cpp /lib/cpp

it coredumps.  *EVEN THOUGH /lib/cpp IS JUST A LINK TO THE OTHER ONE!*

By replacing cpp with a script that prints out the cpp command before
executing it, I found that xrdb is calling cpp with about 12 lines of
-D options.  When it works, the last one is -DCLASS_StaticGray_8=37;
when it doesn't it gets printed as -DCLASS_StaticG\nxterm (where \n is
a newline, and the 'xterm' is actually in my input buffer).

Has anyone seen anything like this?  It looks like a serious memory
leak somewhere.  I'll probably try XFree 3.3 first, then a fresh
installation (probably try Slackware this time), but I'm really
curious what's going on here.

System specifics: IBM 6587, S3 server (Trio64V+), XFree 3.2, RedHat
4.1, kernel 2.0.27.
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