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Old 03-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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update to current, rtorrent throws error, won't start

32 bit current

mrclisdue@laptop:~$ rtorrent
rtorrent: print_download_info(...) wrote past end of the buffer.
googling the error returns patch & diff stuff dating from '06 until '10, but doesn't offer much in help to me.

I dl'd the latest rtorrent/libtorrent from svn, but neither would build - I can post the errors if someone believes them to be pertinent.

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Looks right as an NX buffer-overflow denial action from a PAE/NX kernel.

Then, in your app is a BIG BUG, which allow the buffer-overflows and kernel killed it. Blame the rtorrent developers for crappy code.

BTW, we have NX active by default, now? Why not PAE too?
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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This error has been mentioned in the rtorrent bugtracker and certainly on my system (slackware current with the recent upgrade to ncurses 5.8) the suggested patch kick-started rtorrent 0.8.6 well enough... The maintainer for SBo might be interested to pick up this patch as well I suspect.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Thank you, andrew.46; I applied the patch to the 0.8.7 tarball and it installed and runs perfectly (I'm not concerned about the svn not compiling...)

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Thanks Andrew, this helped me too.


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