[Aptitude-devel] Bug#815635: aptitude: crashes on x86 on shift-C (changelog)

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 12:37:41 GMT 2016

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Hi both,

2016-02-23 05:51 Jason Woofenden:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.7.6-1
>Severity: normal
>Dear Maintainer,
>Hi, since 0.7.6-1 I consistently get a segfault when I press
>Shift-C to view a changelog.
>A couple people reported here:
>https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=806595 that they
>don't get this crash on amd64, and one of them said that they do get
>the crash on x86 (like me).
> [...]
>I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can do more info
>gathering or something.

Thanks Jason, that was perfect! :-)

2016-02-23 10:43 Wei-Cheng Pan:
>In src/view_changelog.cc:303
>it should not use changelog->get_filename() because changelog is not valid.
>Just use filename then it should work.

... and thanks Wei-Cheng for the fix.  I don't know why I didn't use
filename in the first place, but it's the right thing to do.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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