slrn from ports segfaults when running

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Fri Sep 15 14:56:33 UTC 2017

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 09:12:57PM +0700, Eugene Grosbein wrote:
>On 15.09.2017 20:57, tech-lists wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 08:07:54PM +0700, Eugene Grosbein wrote:
>>> First, try to rebuild port using "make WITH_DEBUG=yes" and run non-stripped binary
>>>from stage/ subdirectory of port building ares. Then get corefile and
>>> use gdb to get backtrace.
>> I had to run make install because running it from the staging
>> directory gives this error:
>> slrn 1.0.3
>> Unable to locate on load path
>> Configuration error: Unable to load startup file
>> The hardcoded load path is set to: /usr/local/share/slrn/slang
>> You make need to set the SLRN_SLANG_DIR environment variable.
>> slrn fatal error:
>> Error initializing S-Lang interpreter.
>> so, ran make install:
>This installs to right place. You can still run debugging binary
>or just manually copy it to /usr/local/bin/

OK, did that (and set the NNTPSERVER env var, coredump happened on
selecting a newsgroup. It happens if there's a lot of articles in the

This GDB was configured as "amd64-marcel-freebsd".
(gdb) core slrn.core
Core was generated by ./slrn -f /root/.jnewsrc --create'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x0000000801a92421 in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000801a92421 in ?? ()
#1  0x00007fffffffdc10 in ?? ()
#2  0x00000008026014b7 in ?? ()
#3  0x00007fffffffdbc0 in ?? ()
#4  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()


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