bin/157718: input data trigers a core dump from calendar

Jaakko Heinonen jh at
Thu Jun 9 15:40:11 UTC 2011

The following reply was made to PR bin/157718; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jaakko Heinonen <jh at>
To: "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at>
Cc: bug-followup at, edwin at
Subject: Re: bin/157718: input data trigers a core dump from calendar
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 18:39:43 +0300

 On 2011-06-09, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
 > I have verified calendar core dumps on these:
 > 	8.2-RELEASE amd64 
 > 	8.2-RELEASE i386 
 > & not on these:
 > 	4.11-RELEASE i386
 > 	6.2-RELEASE i386
 > 	6.3-RELEASE i386
 > 	7.3-RELEASE i386
 > So there's a regression error to be found & corrected.
 It looks like this regression is caused by r212035:
 r212035 | edwin | 2010-08-31 01:45:32 +0300 (Tue, 31 Aug 2010) | 3 lines
 For calendars which don't match the solar-based Gregorian calendar,
 be able to specify a year string in an entry.
 edwin@ Cc'd.
 > >Description:
 > 	calendar should not core dump
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > 	fetch
 > 	fetch
 > 	./core_dump_shell.ignore
 > 	calendar -f  core_dump_input.ignore
 > 	(BTW ignore my strange names ending .ignore, its just a prefix to
 > 	  stop my customise shell installing things in my src/

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