Nedit unstable after 1.7.0-56 update -- clipboard copy segfault

Jim Weisert
Thu Jan 21 05:40:00 GMT 2010

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On 03/08/2009 10:49, Rob Gillen wrote:
>> After updating my 1.7 installation to the latest cygwin DLL, my xterms
>> were finally able to exec bash (with some issues from bash as well),
>> but I immediately ran into segfault when copying to the clipboard from
>> nedit.  I.e. as soon as I highlighted a line of text and hit CTRL-C,
>> it dumped core.
> Actually, this appears to be a known problem with lesstif (the Motif 
> implementation which nedit and other programs use).  It looks like other 
> distros may have a fix, but it will take me a little while until I can 
> focus on this.

I've encountered the same problem with copying to the clipboard within 
nedit. As a workaround, I downgraded to libXm2-0.95.0-2, as the problem 
does not appears to occur with this older version of the lesstif.

There is a patch to lesstif-0.95.2 described in
Might this be the fix? (I don't have the knowledge to rebuild libXm2 
myself, so I'm unable to test the patch.)

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