#216 crash on open and save

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closed-fixed
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2003-06-21
2002-10-11
Anonymous
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I've installed version 5.3 on the computers in our lab
and students are crashing the application when they try
to open or save a document. Old documents from their
home directories are listed in the open previous menu
and can be openned, but not saved. This behavior began
after installation of RedHat 8.0 on all of the client
machines. I'm running NIS and students save all of
their code on the server using an auto mount. Hope
this is enough information. Let me know if I can give
you more. Also, has this bug been reported by other
users of RedHat 8.0?

thanks!!!
Steve Strong
Washington HS
Cedar Rapids, IA

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  • Scott Tringali
    Scott Tringali
    2002-10-11

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    Please send us the first 8 lines from "Help > Version" (or the
    output from "nedit -V") which will give us extra information to
    help us reproduce your problem.

     
  • Scott Tringali
    Scott Tringali
    2002-10-11

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    Note: if you built it yourself, then you sometimes rebuild
    it when you upgrade the operating system. Linux
    distributions are not very robust when it comes to binary
    compatability. If so, consider using the binary from our
    website.

     
  • Ian Cain
    Ian Cain
    2002-10-18

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    I have the exact same problem after upgrading to RH 8.0
    I am on a local workstation. No network issues. ie: NIS,
    automount.

    error message on crash.
    [1]+ Segmentation fault nedit url.cpp

    no core file seems to be generated.

     
  • Ian Cain
    Ian Cain
    2002-10-18

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    sorry, forgot to add.
    I used the binary distribution. I tried to recompile from
    source but I got
    an error. see below for some more information.
    # uname -a
    Linux dude 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002 i686
    i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    # nedit -V
    NEdit 5.3
    Jun 1, 2002

    Built on: Linux, x86, GNU C
    Built at: Jun 7 2002, 11:41:04
    With Motif: 2001 [@(#)Motif Version 2.1.30]
    Running Motif: 2001
    Server: The XFree86 Project, Inc 40200000

    $$---- error message truncated for brevity....
    file.o: In function `PrintString':
    file.o(.text+0x1728): the use of `tmpnam' is dangerous,
    better use `mkstemp'
    /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.a(EditresCom.o): In function
    `_XEditResCheckMessages':
    EditresCom.o(.text+0xd4): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResResetStream'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0xe8): undefined reference to `_XEditResPut8'
    /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.a(EditresCom.o): In function `BuildEvent':
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x22e): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResGet8'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x25f): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResGet8'
    //
    ********************************************************* //
    //***** eliminated several lines of errors ************** //
    //
    ********************************************************* //
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x1b1f): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPutString8'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x1b32): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPutString8'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x1b48): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPutString8'
    /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.a(EditresCom.o): In function `DumpValues':
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x1fe7): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPut16'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x2017): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPutString8'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x2066): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPutString8'
    /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.a(EditresCom.o): In function
    `InsertWidget':
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x20d8): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPut16'
    EditresCom.o(.text+0x20ff): undefined reference to
    `_XEditResPut32'
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    make[1]: *** [nedit] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ian/download/nedit-5.3/source'
    make: *** [linux] Error 2

     
  • Scott Tringali
    Scott Tringali
    2002-10-18

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    Here's a workaround:

    setenv LANG en_US
    or
    setenv LANG C

    then run NEdit. You also may be able to choose a different
    language via your login screen.

    It looks like RH decided to default everything to a locale
    which Motif can't handle. (The same thing happened when
    w/XFree86 decide that Unicode fonts should be installed and
    come back from a query if you don't specify an encoding.)

    We'll see if there's a way to fix this.

    As for building NEdit yourself with OM2.2 (not recommended),
    you need to add -lXmu to the link line.

     
  • Scott Tringali
    Scott Tringali
    2002-10-18

    • priority: 5 --> 6
    • status: open --> open-accepted
     
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    Or, since you're probably using bash:
    export LANG=en_US
    or
    export LANG=C

    -n8

     
  • Ian Cain
    Ian Cain
    2002-10-19

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    it worked !! no crash on <ctrl-o> while in nedit.

    bash shell:
    export LANG=en_US
    or
    export LANG=C

    both worked.
    thanks for the help.

     
  • Nathan Gray
    Nathan Gray
    2003-04-16

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    Did the CVS update on Mon, 24 Mar 2003 solve this
    issue?

     
  • Scott Tringali
    Scott Tringali
    2003-04-29

    • assigned_to: nobody --> tringali
    • status: open-accepted --> open-fixed
     
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