Home > linux > Why mutt terminates with segmentation error?

Why mutt terminates with segmentation error?

September 4Hits:1

I pressed $, in order to sync mailbox, but mutt just quit... In fact mutt dose not quit every time I press $, it only quits sometimes. So how do I figure out the reason why mutt quits? Is this a bug in `mutt'?

The error message is:

Sorting mailbox...  Segmentation fault 

Can I use strace with mutt if I want to know what happens? Or are there tools which are better to find out more about the problem?

Right now I replied to a mail, then I press $, then segmentation fault.


strace might tell you something but isn't really the best tool for the job. The right tool for this is gdb and a core dump.

You can either run mutt under gdb directly ('gdb mutt' then 'r' at the gdb prompt) or enable core dumps in your shell and run mutt normally and it should generate a core dump file when it crashes which can then be analyed with gdb. You will want to ensure that you have the debugging symbols for mutt installed first though.

More information about using gdb and analyzing core dumps and backtraces can be found various places online but is too complex to explain well here.

Related Articles

  • Why mutt terminates with segmentation error?September 4

    I pressed $, in order to sync mailbox, but mutt just quit... In fact mutt dose not quit every time I press $, it only quits sometimes. So how do I figure out the reason why mutt quits? Is this a bug in `mutt'? The error message is: Sorting mailbox...

  • Segmentation error in r (invalid permissions)January 25

    I'm using a recently developed tool for multiple testing problem called IHW here https://github.com/nignatiadis/IHW . It uses lpsolver SYMPHONY in C++. When I ran the tool, there is sometimes segmentation error and sometimes it went through smoothly.

  • apache segmentation errorNovember 14

    I can't start Apache with the following errors: [[email protected]]# /etc/init.d/httpd start Starting httpd: /bin/bash: line 1: 19232 Segmentation fault /usr/sbin/httpd [[email protected]]# /usr/sbin/apachectl -k start /usr/sbin/apachectl: line 102: 19919 Segmentation

  • tensorflow: segmentation error in multiple threadsJanuary 24

    I build a RNN network using the python ops rnn provided. But it sometimes runs into the error Segmentation fault (core dumped) and sometimes performs well. The output message says Direct session inter op parallelism threads: 8, but actually it create

  • Another good ol' segmentation error in fortranFebruary 14

    I know that people ask a LOT of segmentation err questions here, but I've put my effort in solving this problem for more than three hour and still wasn't able to solve this. :/ So here is my code: c sinle event analysis implicit real(a-h,o-z) real da

  • OpenCl Segmentation Error at clEnqueueNDRangeKernelFebruary 16

    I have been working on Convolution using OpenCL on Eclipse. It is giving a segmentation Fault after enqueueNDRangeKernel. Here is my host code: - I have taken input image using OpenCV and then : - const int width = image.size().width; const int heigh

  • JAR file terminates unexpectedly without errorJune 19

    I have a JAR file that I'm running in a screen session using java -jar <myjarfile> and for some reason it stops running at unexpected times. I'm redirecting both the StdErr and StdOut to different log files, but neither gives any indication as to wh

  • FreeNX terminates session after login-No error message June 21

    I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an error message ~ 15 secs after successful login. I have tried m

  • Freeswitch : Audio handshake failure 1 error while making call using Sipml5June 15

    I just installed FreeSwitch and successfully connected to server with user 1001. Details -> OS - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits FS - 1.5.13b+git~20140614T114905Z~fc7a74905b~64bit OpenSSL - 1.0.1 chrome - 31, 35 webrtc is enabled. websocket - ws://192.168.3

  • Avoid mutt sending mail with too many entries in To: or Cc: fieldsJuly 10

    Frequently, I use mutt's alias functionality, to send a message to larger groups of people (legitimate, not spam!). Normally, I put the alias into the Bcc: field, to cancel out spam harvesters, and for privacy reasons (not all recipient know each oth

  • C++ Implement MVC error: 'View' does not name a type March 9

    I often find myself in a situation where I am facing multiple compilation/linker errors in a C++ project due to some bad design decisions (made by someone else :) ) which lead to circular dependencies between C++ classes in different header files (ca

  • Migrating Subversion repository but svnadmin load results in out of memory errorJanuary 26

    We have a Subversion repository on Windows Server 2003 and would like to move it to a new server running Server 2008 R2 64 bit. The new server has 8 gb of ram. I was hoping to dump and load the entire repository since it's currently in a pre 1.5 form

  • ss segmentation fault - how to investigate?February 11

    I am quite newbie to Linux administration. My ss command started to terminate with Segmentation fault and I don't know how to investigate the reason and solve the problem. Details: While setting up machine on Amazon EC2 I came at some point to the si

  • Unity does not work - Segmentation fault

    Unity does not work - Segmentation faultAugust 19

    The Unity interface never appeared on my laptop (Natty - Intel 945GME). Though, according to the unity_support_test script it sould work: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI

  • SSH sessions terminate abruptly with message: Corrupted MAC on input. Disconnecting: Packet corruptDecember 7

    We have a Dell PowerEdge 840 Server running CentOS 6.0 64 bit with 2GB ECC memory. When any user sshs in, after some time the session gets terminated with the output: Corrupted MAC on input. Packet Corrupt This happens invariably. The ssh session may

  • Error installing Sony Remote Play

    Error installing Sony Remote PlayJune 20

    I'm trying to install Remote Play software to connect my laptop to my PS3. I've found a guide with instructions which seem to be in fairly wide use (found similar walk-throughs on numerous other sites), for running the software on a non-Vaio PC. Tech

  • Rebinding "clear prompt" in muttSeptember 11

    By default, when entering information at the command prompt in mutt, you can clear the prompt with Ctrlg, as described in the manual: ^G n/a abort I have been trying to bind this function to Escape. Unfortunately, abort is not listed in the available

  • zcat or gunzip: proceed on errorFebruary 14

    When trying to gunzip or zcat a large number of gzip files, zcat/gunzip will terminate with this error: gzip: <gzip-file>: unexpected end of file Is there any way I can get gunzip or zcat to continue/proceed on error without stopping? This is import

  • Install proprietary drivers 14.04 NVIDIA (steam segmentation issue) June 4

    This question already has an answer here: Steam doesn't start - Segmentation faults [closed] 2 answers Recently, I finally got the official drivers for my NVIDIA 560 Ti card installed on Ubuntu 14.04 (hooray) However I started looking into installing

  • How do I prevent Drupal raising a segmentation fault when using a Node.js theming workflow?August 16

    Symptoms: Some drush commands fail; Some Drupal pages are blank. The failing drush commands report "Segmentation fault: 11" The Apache log (e.g. php-error.log in MAMP) also shows the same error. Background: If you use a gulp or grunt workflow -

Copyright (C) 2017 ceus-now.com, All Rights Reserved. webmaster#ceus-now.com 14 q. 0.532 s.