Re: [Rd] (Debian Bug 344248): R segfaults when pressing Delete (PR#8422)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 21 Dec 2005 - 14:33:04 GMT


On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 edd@debian.org wrote:

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> Resend after type in mailheader. I have the bug on my system with
> yesterday's R 2.2.1. A library mismatch is still a likely cause.

This seems to be a readline 5.1 error. I was unable to reproduce it with 4.3 or 5.0.

gdb) bt
#0 0xb7f4c942 in _rl_dispatch_callback () from /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.5
#1 0xb7f5fd82 in rl_callback_read_char () from /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.5
#2 0x0816b98b in Rstd_ReadConsole (prompt=0xb7f6fafc "", buf=0xbf8bb1ec "", len=1024,

     addtohistory=0) at /users/ripley/R/svn/R-devel/src/unix/sys-std.c:663

Switching the link from libreadline.so.5 back to libreadline.so.5.0 made this behave again.

Can you confirm you are running rl5.1? Given the segfault is readline not in R itself, it is at the very least a change in behaviour in a supposedly compatible version of a dynamic library so it seems to me the bug should be assigned to readline not R.

Brian

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> Subject: Re: Bug#344248: R crashes when I press "Delete"
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> On 21 December 2005 at 01:50, Ethan Glasser-Camp wrote:
> | Package: r-base-core
> | Version: 2.2.1-1
> |
> | When I run R, I can cause a crash by simply pressing Delete. Backspace works
> | fine, and I can use ESS without problems.
>
> Uh-oh.
>
> | ethan@sundance:~$ R
> |
> | R : Copyright 2005, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> | Version 2.2.1 (2005-12-20 r36812)
> | ISBN 3-900051-07-0
> |
> | R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> | You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> | Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
> |
> | R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> | Type 'contributors()' for more information and
> | 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
> |
> | Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> | 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
> | Type 'q()' to quit R.
> |
> | [Previously saved workspace restored]
>
> Could you (temporarily) remove that file?
>
> | > Segmentation fault
> | ethan@sundance:~$
>
> That said, I just tried this where I seemed to have no ~/.RData file.
> Pressing <Deletet><Return> leads to a SegFault.
>
> I will pass this on R Core.
>
> Thanks for the bug report.
>
> Dirk
>
> |
> |
> | Here is a list of packages I thought might be relevant:
> |
> | $ dpkg -l r-* libreadline*
> | Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> | | Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
> | |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> | ||/ Name Version Description
> | +++-==============-==============-============================================
> | un libreadline-co <none> (no description available)
> | un libreadline-de <none> (no description available)
> | ii libreadline-ru 1.8.3+1.8.4pre Readline interface for Ruby 1.8
> | ii libreadline4 4.3-18 GNU readline and history libraries, run-time

> | un libreadline4-d <none> (no description available)
> | ii libreadline5 5.1-1 GNU readline and history libraries, run-time
> | ii libreadline5-d 5.1-1 GNU readline and history libraries, developm
> | ii r-base 2.2.1-1 GNU R statistical computing language and env
> | ii r-base-core 2.2.1-1 GNU R core of statistical computing language
> | un r-base-dev <none> (no description available)
> | ii r-base-html 2.2.1-1 GNU R html docs for statistical computing sy
> | ii r-base-latex 2.2.1-1 GNU R LaTeX docs for statistical computing s
> | ii r-cran-boot 1.2.24-1 GNU R package for bootstrapping functions fr
> | ii r-cran-cluster 1.10.2-1 GNU R package for cluster analysis by Rousse
> | ii r-cran-foreign 0.8.12-1 GNU R package to read/write data from other
> | ii r-cran-gdata 2.1.2-1 GNU R package with data manipulation tools b
> | ii r-cran-gplots 2.2.0-1 GNU R package with tools for plotting data b
> | un r-cran-gregmis <none> (no description available)
> | ii r-cran-gtools 2.2.2-1 GNU R package with R programming tools by Gr
> | ii r-cran-kernsmo 2.22.15-1 GNU R package for kernel smoothing and densi
> | ii r-cran-lattice 0.12-11.1-1 GNU R package for 'Trellis' graphics
> | ii r-cran-lattice 0.1.1-1 GNU R package of additional graphical displa
> | ii r-cran-mgcv 1.3-12-1 GNU R package for multiple parameter smoothi
> | ii r-cran-misc3d 0.3-1-1 GNU R collection of 3d plot functions and rg
> | ii r-cran-nlme 3.1.62-1 GNU R package for (non-)linear mixed effects
> | ii r-cran-quadpro 1.4.7-2 GNU R package for solving quadratic programm
> | ii r-cran-rgl 0.65-1 GNU R package for three-dimensional visualis
> | ii r-cran-rpart 3.1.27-1 GNU R package for recursive partitioning and
> | ii r-cran-surviva 2.20-1 GNU R package for survival analysis
> | un r-cran-tkrplot <none> (no description available)
> | ii r-cran-vr 7.2.23-1 GNU R package accompanying the Venables and
> | un r-doc-html <none> (no description available)
> | ii r-doc-info 2.2.1-1 GNU R info manuals statistical computing sys
> | un r-doc-pdf <none> (no description available)
> | un r-mathlib <none> (no description available)
> | ii r-recommended 2.2.1-1 GNU R collection of recommended packages [me
> |
> |
> | Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
> |
> | Ethan
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