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Re: Emacs 21.1.1: Crash in combination with DOS RCS

From: juergen . kuersch
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1.1: Crash in combination with DOS RCS
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 08:21:51 +0100

Eli Zaretskii suggested using a higher patch level of RCS, and it also
fixed my problem.



                          -online.de       To:  address@hidden                  
                                           cc:  address@hidden                  
                                           Subject:  Re: Emacs 21.1.1: Crash in 
combination with DOS RCS  
                    22.12.2001 15:45                                            
                   Please respond to                                            
                        Harald Maier                                            

address@hidden writes:

> This bug report will be sent to the Free Software Foundation,
> not to your local site managers!
> Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
> translators to read other languages for them.
> Your bug report will be posted to the address@hidden mailing list,
> and to the gnu.emacs.bug news group.
> In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i386-msvc-nt4.0.1381)
>  of 2001-10-22 on buffy
> configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'
> Important settings:
>   value of $LC_ALL: nil
>   value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
>   value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
>   value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
>   value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
>   value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
>   value of $LC_TIME: nil
>   value of $LANG: DEU
>   locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
>   default-enable-multibyte-characters: t
> Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
> and the precise symptoms of the bug:
> We use a DOS version of RCS on our Windows NT systems (it reports
> "RCS version 5.7" when called with rcs -V). When I try to open a file
> under RCS control, Emacs (pre-compiled binaries) crashes, and NT
> issues a message which is equivalent to (translated from German):
> 'Statement in "0x01003960" points to memory in "0x0e59fdce". The
> operation "read" could not be performed in the memory. Click OK
> to stop the application.'>
> Sorry I don't have an English NT at hand.
> When I configure cv-handled-backends so that it does not contain RCS,
> no crash occurs, but obviously, RCS support is gone then.
> Note that Emacs Windows 20.7.1 does not crash.

I am using the w32 port from


  Here a snap shot from the archive rcs57pc1.zip

  -rw-rw-rw-     14848  28-Mar-1999  17:07:14  bin/win32/ci.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     14336  28-Mar-1999  17:12:26  bin/win32/cmp.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     11264  28-Mar-1999  17:07:32  bin/win32/co.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     65536  28-Mar-1999  17:12:22  bin/win32/diff.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     19968  28-Mar-1999  17:12:24  bin/win32/diff3.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-      4608  28-Mar-1999  17:07:32  bin/win32/ident.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-      4608  28-Mar-1999  17:07:32  bin/win32/merge.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     15872  28-Mar-1999  17:07:34  bin/win32/rcs.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-      6656  28-Mar-1999  17:07:34  bin/win32/rcsclean.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-      7680  28-Mar-1999  17:07:36  bin/win32/rcsdiff.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     54272  28-Mar-1999  17:07:10  bin/win32/rcslib.dll
  -rw-rw-rw-      6144  28-Mar-1999  17:07:36  bin/win32/rcsmerge.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     13312  28-Mar-1999  17:07:38  bin/win32/rlog.exe
  -rw-rw-rw-     17408  28-Mar-1999  17:12:26  bin/win32/sdiff.exe

This works fine for me. I have also set additional the two environment



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