Debian Bug report logs - #264459
bblaunch segfaults under Fedora Core 2 (patch)

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Package: bblaunch; Maintainer for bblaunch is (unknown);

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Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 23:03:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 0.0.3-5

Done: Martin Michlmayr <>

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From: Ovid <>
Subject: bblaunch segfaults under Fedora Core 2 (patch)
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 15:57:34 -0700 (PDT)
Package:  bblaunch
Version:  0.0.3-5

Any attempt to run bblaunch on Fedora Core 2 under Fluxbox results in "Segmentation fault" with no
core file.  This behavior is consistent regardless of arguments used.

[root@tomis .backups]# uname -a
Linux tomis 2.6.5-1.358.8kstacks #1 Sat May 22 21:46:42 EDT 2004 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

[root@tomis .backups]# ls -l /lib/ 
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 13 Jun 12 23:16 /lib/ ->

It appears that this package is no longer maintained:

I tracked down the problem to a bad cast and, as it turns out, the variable in question wasn't
even being used.  I deleted the line and everything works just fine.  Patch is below my signoff.

Please note that I cannot guarantee that this will fix anything in bblaunch other than allowing it
to run with the "-d 0" option, which I use to create a borderless aterm under fluxbox.


Only in bblaunch-0.0.3: bblaunch
diff -u bblaunch-0.0.3.orig/bblaunch.c bblaunch-0.0.3/bblaunch.c
--- bblaunch-0.0.3.orig/bblaunch.c      2004-08-08 10:14:14.560014872 -0700
+++ bblaunch-0.0.3/bblaunch.c   2004-08-08 10:15:09.425674024 -0700
@@ -170,8 +170,6 @@
        launchargs.iconic = False;
        launchargs.pause = 1000;
-       sprintf(, "%s", (char *)atoi(argv[0]));
        i = 1;
        valargs = 1;
        while ((i < argc) && valargs) {
diff -u bblaunch-0.0.3.orig/bblaunch.h bblaunch-0.0.3/bblaunch.h
--- bblaunch-0.0.3.orig/bblaunch.h      2004-08-08 10:14:14.560014872 -0700
+++ bblaunch-0.0.3/bblaunch.h   2004-08-08 10:15:16.908536456 -0700
@@ -1,7 +1,6 @@
 typedef struct LArgs
-    char call[1024];
     char command[1024];
     unsigned long flags, attrib, workspace, stack, decoration;
     unsigned long pause;

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From: Martin Michlmayr <>
Subject: Removed from Debian
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 11:45:28 +0800
bblaunch has been removed from Debian because it has not been
maintained (neither in Debian nor upstream) and because it has limited
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