r-base: crash when trying to save a postscript to a non-existing dir

Egon Willighagen e.willighagen at science.ru.nl
Wed Nov 23 11:57:20 UTC 2005

Package: r-base
Version: 2.1.1-1
Severity: normal


attempting to save a postscript to a non-existing directory makes R crash.

The output:

egonw at chemo14: ~/tmp/r-bug $ ls -la
total 8
drwxr-xr-x   2 egonw debuser 4096 2005-11-23 12:55 .
drwxr-xr-x  14 egonw debuser 4096 2005-11-23 12:55 ..
egonw at chemo14: ~/tmp/r-bug $ R

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> postscript(file="nondir/some.eps")
*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x000000000096df50 ***


-- System Information:
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Versions of packages r-base depends on:
ii  r-base-core                   2.1.1-1    GNU R core of statistical computin
ii  r-recommended                 2.1.1-1    GNU R collection of recommended pa

Versions of packages r-base recommends:
ii  r-base-html                   2.1.1-1    GNU R html docs for statistical co
ii  r-base-latex                  2.1.1-1    GNU R LaTeX docs for statistical c

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