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Re: "Process died" error

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: "Process died" error
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 11:42:03 -0400
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on Fri May 29 2009, Michael Albinus <> wrote:

> Philip Kime <address@hidden> writes:
>> I have a strange TRAMP issue (2.1.15). Connecting to a new opensolaris
>> host - I always get "Process died" (and it really does die - core
>> dumps). Trace is below.
> David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
>> Followup: I've tracked this down as far as discovering that the 
>> HISTFILE entry in 
>>   tramp-remote-process-environment
>> is somehow the culprit.  It has nothing to do with the value of the
>> variable or the position in the environment list.  Setting it to /tmp/xx
>> and doing it last makes no difference to the symptom.  If I remove the
>> HISTFILE entry from tramp-remote-process-environment, the error goes
>> away.
> It looks, like this is the OpenSolaris error reported in
> <>. The appended
> patch shall work around it; could you, please, test?

Works, thanks!

It seems like the second workaround specified in the bug would make that
platform work slightly better, FWIW:

  Another workaround is to "unset HISTFILE" before setting it.  This
  works even if HISTFILE isn't already set.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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