ports/99623: ksh93 dumps core on FBSD 6.1

Joe Kelsey joe at zircon.seattle.wa.us
Fri Jun 30 23:30:26 UTC 2006

The following reply was made to PR ports/99623; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joe Kelsey <joe at zircon.seattle.wa.us>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, drk1150 at mindspring.com
Subject: Re: ports/99623: ksh93 dumps core on FBSD 6.1
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 16:27:57 -0700

 This is a known in the 2006-02-14 version of ksh93 (i.e.,  Version M
 1993-12-28 r.  This problem exists on all platforms.
 The basic problem occurs when ksh starts operating interactively in an
 editing mode other than vi-mode and the user issues the set -o vi
 command interactively to change to vi-mode.  The standard vi-mode setup
 does not get run and several pointers end up uninitialized, thus leading
 to very quick core dumps.
 To work around this problem, make sure that you select vi-mode in
 your .kshrc file before the shell starts operating interactively.  This
 allows the shell to correctly initialize all pointers and avoid core
 The shell maintainers are aware of this problem and have promised a new
 bug-fix release shortly.

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