[Alpine-info] Re: Unexpected exit on opening certain message
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 6 23:15:04 PDT 2010
On 09/06/2010 10:21 PM, Mike Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Sep 2010, Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 9/6/2010 7:22 PM, Mike Miller wrote:
>>> On Mon, 6 Sep 2010, Doug Barton wrote:
>>>> On 09/06/2010 08:02 AM, Mike Miller wrote:
>>>>> That message has a PGP signature. Think that has anything to do
>>>>> with it?
>>>> No. Alpine has no knowledge of PGP anything on its own.
>>> It had help, but the PGP signature in the message was triggering the
>> Can you explain a little more about how the PGP signature caused the
>> crash? Aside from my natural curiosity, I maintain a set of filters to
>> integrate PGP with Alpine, so you're causing me concern. :)
> The message by Dan from about 8.5 hours ago noted that he had been
> usiing Alpine 2.00 on Gentoo with a topal patch that they distribute.
> When he recompiled without the patch, the problem went away.
> Somehow the topal "glue" was causing alpine to crash on some messages
> with PGP attachments.
Aha! So it was Topal that caused the crash, triggered by the pgp
message. Got it, thanks. :)
In case anyone cares, my method doesn't involve patching Alpine, and
operates strictly on the basis of external programs run either as
filters or pipes.
... and that's just a little bit of history repeating.
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