[lfs-support] expr core dump

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 09:54:39 PDT 2015


Alexey Orishko wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> I had a problem to recompile a kernel in LFS-7.7 chroot and after some
> debug efforts got to conclusion that it is due to expr problem. If I
> run a simple example I get a core dump:
>
> $ expr 7 \* 9
> Illegal instruction (core dumped)
>
> $ expr --version
> expr (GNU coreutils) 8.23
>
> If I run the same in Ubuntu, it works fine.
> $ expr 7 \* 9
> 63
> $ expr --version
> expr (GNU coreutils) 8.21
>
> Have anyone noticed such a problem with expr/coreutils latest version?

I tried that in several systems from the latest svn to one going back to 
2012 and they all work properly.

   -- Bruce




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