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Re: PSPP-BUG: Bug report

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: Bug report
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 09:51:07 +0800
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On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 06:24:03PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     Patrick Brossier <address@hidden> writes:
     > PSPP> sysfile info file='/Users/patrickb/Desktop/BaseAnalyse.sav'.
     > ******************************************************************
     > You have discovered a bug in PSPP.
     Can you pass along the .sav file that provokes this?

I suspect this is the same bug as #16644; it's a double free in the
tables code somewhere.

     > It runs only if it runs as super user.
     Do you mean that the bug only shows up when you run PSPP as
     superuser, or do you mean that PSPP only runs as superuser at

I think he means that the bug only shows up when he's NOT superuser.

Bug #16644 gave me the same result which intrigued me.  A brief
investigation however showed that that was because my home directory
is NFS mounted.  Therefore, PSPP cannot write a pspp.list file as
superuser, and therefore doesn't try to create a table.

As an aside, it's a bit of a concern that PSPP silently ignores its
inability to create the output file.  I think there should a warning


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