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Re: cfengine-2.0.5pre2 Segmentation fault with editfiles (Resolved)


From: Jack G. Harris
Subject: Re: cfengine-2.0.5pre2 Segmentation fault with editfiles (Resolved)
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 15:00:39 -0700

Thanks to Mark and all the others who responed.  Using the "varstring.c" from 
the
latest sources fixed the problem and I have seen no other issues from the tests 
I just
conducted on RH Linux, Solaris 8 and SGI.

Have a great afternoon....

jh

address@hidden wrote:

> I think this might be due to a "quick patch" that I added for someone.
> Try getting a new sources directly (esp. varstring.c) from the website 
> sources and
> recompile. Or go back to 2.0.4 for now. I have been terribly busy
> lately and will not get to work on cfengine until about february.
>
> Mark
>
> On 13 Jan, Jack G. Harris wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I have been using cfengine for around three years now, and have recently
> > deployed 2.0.5pre2.
> >
> > All appeared to work well, until I realized that editfiles rules were
> > all dying with a Segmentation fault...
> >
> > An example rule that has worked very well for me up tell now is listed
> > below.
> >
> > *********************************************************
> >   { /etc/passwd
> >      BeginGroupIfFileExists "/etc/shadow"
> >      BeginGroupIfNoLineContaining "BlockedforSecurity"
> >      InsertLine "BlockedforSecurity"
> >      EndGroup
> >      EndGroup
> >   }
> > *********************************************************
> >
> > All the edits that do not have to satisfy a condition, including classes
> > still work fine.  I have tested this on other conditions that are part
> > of the editfiles section and it is also broken for:
> >
> > BeginGroupIfFileIsNewer, ForEachLineIn and ReplaceLinesMatchingField.
> >
> > I read the comments about being sure that the compiles are not mixing
> > regex libs and includes, aand am looking at going back to recompile all
> > the software again, but really don't want to go down that path for all
> > platforms unless really necessary.  The conditionals in question are all
> > literal strings types, so I am not sure if this issue of regex libs
> > would even apply?
> >
> > The problem exists on all the OS's I support, Redhat Linux, Sun Solaris
> > and SGI Irix.  I have already deployed the new version of cfengine, and
> > am really impaired by this development.
> >
> > Any suggestions, thoughts or otherwise are greatly needed at this
> > time....
> >
> > jack
> >
>
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