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Bug 3316 - man2html enters infinite loop on terminfo.5
Summary: man2html enters infinite loop on terminfo.5
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-07 17:02 UTC by redhat-bugs2eran
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 23:09:40 UTC

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Description redhat-bugs2eran 1999-06-07 17:02:35 UTC
On a RH6 system,
% /usr/bin/man2html /usr/man/man5/terminfo.5
takes infinite time and infinite memory (or at least 128MB).
It displays a part of the document, then goes metaphysical.

All other manpages on the system are rendered correctly.
PolyglotMan (rman) handles that manpage correctly.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-06-07 22:33:59 UTC
I have verified this to be true on a test machine in the test lab with
a stock 6.0 install.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-16 23:09:59 UTC
applied patch from and made new package for

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