info-6.1 segmentation fault

Mikhail Usenko
Thu Mar 3 20:01:00 GMT 2016

On Thu, 3 Mar 2016 15:46:02 +0000 (UTC)
Achim Gratz <...> wrote:

> Mikhail Usenko <cygwin <at>> writes:
> > info 6.1 crashes to segmentation fault on every run.
> > Downgarding to version 6.0 resolves the problem.
> > Does anyone come across with this or it is my local issue?
> WJFFM.  Local issue or some interaction with your environment is most
> likely.  Have you run cygcheck?

Yes and it was/is OK for all installed packages.

I have just found the cause:

>From strace output it can be observed that version 6.1
get an access violation exception after trying to read from the .infokey file.

And then, info-6.1 crashes if the .infokey file contains the lines that 
disable the default key bindings by overriding them with the action 'invalid'
according to as described in info-stnd manual.

Perhaps it is an upstream bug.


Problem reports:
Unsubscribe info:

More information about the Cygwin mailing list