SUMMARY: Death of shell with Solaris 2.3

From: Jude LeBlanc (
Date: Wed Jun 22 1994 - 20:26:45 CDT

Original question:

When running "/bin/sh" on Solaris 2.3 (on a SPARCclassic), users have
experienced the shell dying on simple commands such as cd or pwd.

One such sequence of events is:
        (start process)
        <ctrl>-c the process
        cd /usr/somewhere
        cd include
        pwd ----- shell dies here, dumps core in directory ~/include

One common denominator seems to be that the directories being cd'd to are
symbolically linked to others.


Answer from: Zdzislaw Meglicki <>

> Have you installed patch:
> Patch-ID# 101613-01
> Synopsis: SunOS 5.3: fixes for sh, jsh, rsh
> BugId's fixed with this patch: 1143384 1144464 1148686
> Changes incorporated in this version: 1148686

I had somehow overlooked this one, and now everything seems to work. THANKS.

Thanks also to: (Dotty Pon)
      epl@Kodak.COM (Gene Loriot (epl@Caps.Kodak.COM.))

Jude P. LeBlanc WSI Corporation
Senior Software Engineer 4 Federal Street Billerica, MA 01821
(508)-670-5137 FAX: (508)-670-4800

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