ports/99623: ksh93 dumps core on FBSD 6.1
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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