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segmentation fault

Posted on 1997-04-17
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I would load midnight commander...it loads then seconds after it stops goes back to the prompt and says "segmentation fault".  It actually loads the bottom tool bar but thats it......
    I tried to re-install...so I delete all mc related stuff...the mc binary in /usr/bin and the library related stuff... but it still loaded with the same problem...So I couldn't really re-install it, because I hadn't removed it all...
1.....how do I remove mc completely
2.....what is segmentation fault [my guess something to do with fragmentation]

thanks
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1. To remove mc, all that is needed is to remove the binary.  You can do this with    rm /usr/bin/mc
2. A segmentation fault occurs when a program attempts to perform an operation on an area of memory which it does not have sufficient rights to do.  This could include trying to write to memory which is only read only to the process, or trying to read memory the process doesn't have permissions to do anything with.
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by:martyy
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I've actually rm'd /usr/bin/mc  and the thing would still load
and give the segmentation problem, even though it wasn;t in the
/usr/bin directory....wierd eh?
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by:martyy
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I've actually tried that rm /usr/bin/mc and the thing would still
load and say segmentation fault....hmmm
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by:kombat
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If you've removed the binary executable, it should not still load.  You probably have another copy somewhere.  Type 'which mc' to see what is being run when you type 'mc'.  Delete what it tells you, and it should be totally removed from your system.
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thanks a lot....
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