pan (newsgroup reader) coredumps.

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Sep 8 12:38:37 UTC 2015

On Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:37:38 -0600
reg at wrote:

> I have installed pan (the newsgroup reader) from 10.2,
> and it coredumps immediately on execution.
> Anyone else see this behaviour?

It's a very long-standing problem, going back to 10-current. There's a
patch here:

which ought to be committed. This isn't even the first bug report to
mention it, the solution has been around since last November. 

In the meantime you can add the following to /etc/make.conf and build
from ports:

.if ${.CURDIR:M*/news/pan}
LDFLAGS= -static-libgcc -static-libstdc++

> Is there a preferred newsreader in FreeBSD other than
> pan?

It depends what you are trying to do, if you want a general purpose
newsreader that can handle text and binaries then nothing
open-source comes close to pan in my experience.

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