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[benoit@placenet.org: Bug#426791: multitail: hangs/corrupts when trying to add a new buffer]



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Hi,

forwarding this report. Seems to be ppc-specific (I actually saw
this once too but always forgot to report it to you). Maybe some
BE/(un)signed char issue?

----- Forwarded message from Benoît Dejean <benoit@placenet.org> -----

Subject: Bug#426791: multitail: hangs/corrupts when trying to add a new buffer
Reply-To: Benoît Dejean <benoit@placenet.org>, 426791@bugs.debian.org
From: Benoît Dejean <benoit@placenet.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
X-Mailer: reportbug 3.38
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 00:09:08 +0200

Package: multitail
Version: 5.0.2-1
Severity: normal

Hello,

Whenever i try to add a new buffer/windows by typing 'a', i'am first asked
whether or not i want to merge. I answer 'n'. Then multitail asks me the kind
of the window file or command. I answer 'f' for file. Then the display gets
corrupted. It becomes negative, the dialog shows weird chars. multitails is
then frozen. I have to kill it and then reset the terminal.
I'am attaching a screenshot.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-ben
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages multitail depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.5-9      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libncurses5                   5.6-2      Shared libraries for terminal hand

multitail recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information



----- End forwarded message -----

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--- snip ---
gdb output after killing multitail because it was frozen.


For help at any time press F1.



               ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
               │ Add window                                     │
               │ Enter filename:                                │
               │ �����������������������������������������      │
---Type <return> to continue, or q <return> to quit---          │
Program received signal SIGTERM, Terminated.                    │
0x0fef8678 in __nanosleep_nocancel () from /lib/libc.so.6       │
(gdb) bt       │                                                │
#0  0x0fef8678 in __nanosleep_nocancel () from /lib/libc.so.6   │
#1  0x006a583c in napms () from /lib/libncurses.so.5            │
#2  0x006a9ae4 in delay_output () from /lib/libncurses.so.5     │
#3  0x006a9e84 in tputs () from /lib/libncurses.so.5────────────┘
#4  0x006a9f1c in putp () from /lib/libncurses.so.5
#5  0x006892a4 in flash () from /lib/libncurses.so.5
#6  0x10014234 in wrong_key ()
#7  0x10014590 in edit_string ()
#8  0x10023430 in add_window ()
#9  0x10012038 in main_loop ()
#10 0x10012514 in main ()
--- snip ---

Gr??e/Regards,

Ren?
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