Bad address

Earnie Boyd
Wed Jun 7 13:06:00 GMT 2000

--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 12:52:54PM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >I found the bug in texinfo-4.0. :) However, a call to perror is causing the
> >associated output of "Bad address".  I didn't see anything obvious with
> perror,
> >but I also haven't gotten down to the puts and putc calls either.  The data
> >types being passed from texinfo to perror are declared as char * so I'm
> >assuming this has to do with the REENT portion of the function.
> I believe that this error was discussed in cygwin or cygwin-developers a
> month or two ago.  Someone had a patch that was rejected by the texinfo
> maintainer.

I wasn't trying to report the texinfo bug, I was trying to report the perror
bug which is a function existing in the newlib/libc/stdio/perror.c file.  I'll
see if I can work up a simple test program that exhibits the problem.


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