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Bug 4573 - RH5.2 ncurses based binaries core dump on RH6.0
Summary: RH5.2 ncurses based binaries core dump on RH6.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-08-17 15:06 UTC by richard
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 20:12:21 UTC

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Description richard 1999-08-17 15:06:52 UTC
I have a RH5.2 system with ncurses-4.2 and a RH6.0 system
with ncurses-4.2.  If I compile the following on RH5.2 and
then try and run it on RH6.0 it coredumps.

#include <curses.h>

main (int argc, char **argv)
  int c;

  initscr(); cbreak(); noecho();

  intrflush(stdscr, FALSE);
  keypad(stdscr, TRUE);

  c = mvinch(1,1);


  return c;

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-29 14:54:59 UTC
Cristian, is this expected behavior?

Comment 2 Kriang Lerdsuwanakij 2000-01-29 09:29:59 UTC
I tracked down this problem recently.  The ncurses-4.2 that came with RH5.2
defined bool as 'char' while RH6.0 and 6.1 ncurses-4.2 defined it as 'int'.
So the incompatibility indeed exists.

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