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Frequent Core Dumps on NNTP Requests.

From: Tim Smyth <junk@mob.net>
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 23:43:29 -0500 (CDT)
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980514233653.29461C-100000@godfather.mob.net>

I've compiled this program (libwww) almost every different way I can think
of, even applying a few of the patches that have nothing to do with what
I'm looking for. 

I go to run this on a RedHat Linux 4.2 box with the command line of:

	www news:comp.unix.aix

and it comes back with:

	Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I even tried to make it more verbose by doing a:

	www -vpt news:comp.unix.aix

and got, in return, the following:

	HTAccess.... Accessing document news:comp.unix.aix
	NNTP........ Looking for `news:comp.unix.aix'
	Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I'm extremely confused. There were no errors whatsoever when using gcc to
compile this. I had GNUmake and everything I was supposed to have (as far
as I know) and this is the only result I've gotten. The libwww program can
pull down web pages and everything else (that I've tried) yet core dumps
when I request news groups... and thats why I wanted this in the first

I also ran:

	strace -f -p 12345

on it and got nothing back that was useful. Please respond as soon as

Please help with any suggestions or ideas you can. I've been doing
administration a while and havn't come across anything this difficult to
figure out in a long while.

Tim Smyth                             <junk@godfather.mob.net>
Received on Friday, 15 May 1998 00:43:28 UTC

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