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Re: emacs crash when run from console

From: robert
Subject: Re: emacs crash when run from console
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 07:59:21 +0000

On Sun, 02 Mar 2003, address@hidden wrote:

>> From: robert <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 20:38:52 +0000
>> If I run emacs from the virtual console, I get a crash with the
>> following backtrace (emacs built from cvs today)
>> (gdb) bt
>> #0  0x406043d1 in kill () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
>> #1  0x080def86 in abort () at emacs.c:412
>> #2  0x08183329 in tparam1 () at tparam.c:304
>> #3  0x08182ef7 in tparam (string=0x84c7e4b "\e[3%p1%dm", outstring=0x0,
>>  len=0, arg0=0, arg1=0, arg2=0, arg3=0) at tparam.c:107
> Such crashes mean that your terminal capabilities entry uses terminfo
> features (I think it's %p1 that causes the crash), but the Emacs
> configure script somehow decides you don't have terminfo installed.
> One frequent cause for such problems is when you have an old version
> of ncurses installed on a GNU/Linux system.
> For more details, see the entry in etc/PROBLEMS named "Emacs aborts
> inside the function `tparam1'".

The crash doesn't happen with -q so I'm trying to construct a minimal

This machine is running a new install of GNU/Linux Mandrake 9.0
in the emacs ./configure I get

checking for tparm in -lncurses... no

(the rpm for curses claims to be version 5.2)

Is that indicative of the problem as mentioned in /etc/PROBLEMS? I can't
see where configure checks for terminfo or not - apologies if I'm missing
the obvious


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