/usr/bin/dialog buffer size too small
Running "make config" in /usr/dports/print/ghostscript9 crashes the dialog program.
Increasing the MAX_LEN value in /usr/src/gnu/lib/libdialog/dialog.h:78 from 2k to 20k "fixes" this issue.
The output size (using the default options in the above example) is about 3.7k.
Updated by memmerto about 7 years ago
As far as I can tell, this should cause similar problems on FreeBSD whose dialog also has MAX_LEN 2048.
Suggest two changes:
- work with upstream maintainer to increase MAX_LEN (4k is sufficient, but a higher limit may be useful)
- merge up to FreeBSD r224014 which is upstream 1.1-20110707
Updated by isenmann about 7 years ago
Hmm wonder, why I haven't seen this on FreeBSD-9.1?
Looks like there are two different versions:
/usr/src/gnu/lib/libodialog/dialog.h:#define MAX_LEN 4096
/usr/src/contrib/dialog/dialog.h:#define MAX_LEN 2048
The output of "/usr/bin/dialog --help" starts with:
cdialog (ComeOn Dialog!) version 1.1-20100428
Copyright 2000-2008,2011 Thomas E. Dickey
That seems to be the version from contrib, and AFAIKS this
versions has no problem with 3.7k output.
Updated by marino about 7 years ago
While waiting for new libdialog, MAX_LEN has been increased on old one: