Bug in less version 406.

Ted Hatfield ted at pat.io.com
Thu Aug 2 13:34:18 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2 Aug 2007, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 01:08:47PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>>  For me this is one of those intermittent faults.  Sometimes it segfaults,
>>  and sometimes it doesn't.
> I can't reproduce this on any of the 3 systems I have easy access to,
> either with less -E or more.
> The less options I use, for what it's worth:
> Could this be a terminal definition problem?  I use TERM=xterm, SSH
> session is via PuTTY.

TERM=vt100, SSH session via SecureCRT version 3.3.

I copied the binaries for less and more version 394 from another machine 
which I haven't updated yet and those binaries work without issues.

What the exact problem is I not sure but it's probably something in the 
version 4 code tree for less.  I've emailed a bug report to the author at 
markn at greenwoodsoftware.com.

This bug isn't system breaking and I've told my user that found the bug to 
see if he could work around it.

I mostly wanted to see if anyone else could replicate the problem before I 
looked into sending a bug report.

Ted Hatfield

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