Michael C. Shultz
ringworm01 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 14:39:42 PDT 2005
On Wednesday 12 October 2005 13:33, you wrote:
> Just a comment from an on-looker to this post. From the getenv
> The getenv() function obtains the current value of the environment vari-
> able, name. If the variable name is not in the current environment, a
> null pointer is returned.
> So it could potentially be passing in a null pointer to strncmp which is
> not good. Is that the problem you're seeing. Easy enough to test the
> return from getenv before using it.
I tried wrapping it with
if ( getenv("TERM") )
. . .
made no difference.
What is really frustrating is I can't get gdb to step through anything in
function main ie. whatever is in portmanager.c, every function located in a
library is no problem, this also renders the core file useless Guess I'll
shift the guts from portmanager.c to a library function then see what gdb
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Michael C. Shultz
> Sent: 10/12/2005 1:43 PM
> To: Michael Lednev; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org; hackers at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: portmanager
> On Sunday 09 October 2005 07:53, Michael Lednev wrote:
> > Hello, freebsd-questions.
> > anyone tried to run portmanager from crontab? as for me it just
> > coredumps, what am i doing wrong? its simply 0 0 * * * portmanager -s
> I'm not sure how to fix it but I've found where portmanager crashes when
> run from cron, the code is:
> if( !strncmp( getenv("TERM"), "xterm", 5 ) && isatty(fileno(stdout))
> stringSize = strlen( id )
> + 1
> + strlen( VERSION )
> + 1;
> xtermTitle = malloc( stringSize );
> xtermTitle = 0;
> strcat( xtermTitle, id );
> strcat( xtermTitle, " " );
> strcat( xtermTitle, VERSION );
> printf( "%c]0;%s%c", '\033', xtermTitle, '\007' );
> free( xtermTitle );
> This is used to put information in the xterm title screen while portmanager
> is running, I don't know enough about cron to have a clue how to fix this
> except to remove it and I don't want to do that. Anyone have any ideas?
> This particualr code snippet is from portmanager/portmanager.c around line
> ps. I've cross posted this to freebsd-hackers because it is a coding
> problem, so you may want to remove freebsd-questions from any replies.
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