[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [signoff] bash-4.2.005 and readline-6.2.001

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 1 10:18:38 EST 2011

On 02/03/11 01:16, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 01/03/11 23:57, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Eric
>> Bélanger<snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Another -1. I would recommand everyone to downgrade to the previous
>>> versions before rebooting or halting their systems. I had to boot from
>>> a live CD in order to downgrade them.
>>> When shutting down, the following was printed:
>>> INIT: Switching to runlevel: 6
>>> INIT: Sending process the TERM signal
>>> INIT: no more process left in this runlevel.
>>> And then it just hangs.
>>> On bootup, i got a message about rc.sysinit getting a segfault in
>>> bash. Then some errors about not finding the qingy libraries (I use
>>> qingy as login manager) probably related to the mount issue that Angel
>>> mentionned. Then it hangs.
>> `unset TZ' is the simplest test case that causes a segmentation fault
>> on my system.
>> The culprit appears to be the chkexport function introduced in patch
>> bash42-005 [1]. From the backtrace [2], I gather it should probably
>> check that find_variable returns a non-NULL value. Changing the line
>> after the find_variable call to read "if (v&& exported_p (v))" fixes
>> the issue for me.
>> I've sent a bug report to bug-bash at gnu.org using the neat bashbug
>> command. :p
>> [1] http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.2-patches/bash42-005
>> [2] http://ompldr.org/vN20yYg
> I forwarded your analysis of the issue to the big-bash list as I am
> subscribed so it will get straight through.
> Thanks for looking into this.

And the upstream developer confirmed your fix is good within a minute of 
me posting there!


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