Problems with latest coreutils (6.5)

Tom Rindborg Tom.Rindborg at fatburen.org
Tue Nov 21 20:27:34 UTC 2006


On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Robert Bauck Hamar wrote:
> *Tom Rindborg:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have problems with ls in the latest coreutils, it segfaults when doing ls 
>> -l in a directory containing a file with an "unknown" uid:
>
> It's gid, actually. Unknown uid should work fine, but not as expected. A 
> quick patch (copy-paste from the uid-function):
>
> --- coreutils-6.5/lib/idcache.c	2006-11-07 15:42:11.000000000 +0100
> +++ coreutils-6.5/lib/idcache.c.new	2006-11-21 20:11:00.000000000 +0100
> @@ -142,7 +142,7 @@
>       return tail->name;
>    grent = getgrgid (gid);
> -  name = grent ? grent->gr_name : NULL;
> +  name = grent ? grent->gr_name : "";
>   tail = xmalloc (offsetof (struct userid, name) + strlen (name) + 1);
>   tail->id.g = gid;
>   strcpy (tail->name, name);

Thanks for investigating, and you are right, this certainly does not work 
as expected... ;-)

Investigating a little further this seems to be a known problem:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2006-11/msg00152.html

I will stay with 6.4 for the time being awaiting a fix.
-- 
Hälsningar/Best regards, Tom
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