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util/rexx/RexxSerDevFix.lha

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Short:Fixes a serious bug in rexxserdev.library
Author:thor at math.tu-berlin.de
Uploader:thor math tu-berlin de
Type:util/rexx
Version:5.3
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1998-11-03
Download:http://aminet.net/util/rexx/RexxSerDevFix.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/rexx/RexxSerDevFix.readme
Downloads:242

This tiny patch fixes a serious bug in the rexxserdev ARexx function
library which may cause breakdowns of the memory system. Due to a bug
in the library, only a word sized parameter is passed into FreeMem,
possibly causing a mess. The library version is upgraded from 5.2 to 5.3
and the bug is patched over.

How to apply the patch:

- Open a shell
- Unpack the archive to RAM:
- Enter the following command:
	CD RAM:
- then, enter the following command to update the library:
	spatch -oram:rexxserdev.library -prexxserdev.pch LIBS:rexxserdev.library
- then, copy the library back to LIBS:
	copy ram:rexxserdev.library to LIBS:

That's all.

_____________________________________________________________________________

                         The THOR-Software Licence (v2, 24th June 1998)


This License applies to the computer programs known as "RexxSerDevFix" and
The "Program", below, refers to such program. The "Archive" refers to the 
package of distribution, as prepared by the author of the Program, 
Thomas Richter. Each licensee is addressed as "you".



The Program and the data in the archive are freely distributable
under the restrictions stated below, but are also Copyright (c)
Thomas Richter.

Distribution of the Program, the Archive and the data in the Archive by a
commercial organization without written permission from the author to any
third party is prohibited if any payment is made in connection with such
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(ii) Distributing the Program on a CD-ROM, provided that

a) the Archive is reproduced entirely and verbatim on such CD-ROM, including
especially this licence agreement;

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c) a copy of the CD is made available to the author for free except for
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d) provided further that all information on such CD-ROM is redistributable
for non-commercial purposes without charge.


Redistribution of a modified version of the Archive, the Program or the
contents of the Archive is prohibited in any way, by any organization,
regardless whether commercial or non-commercial. Everything must be kept
together, in original and unmodified form.




Limitations.


THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY. THERE IS NO
WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. THE ENTIRE
RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD
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IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS LICENCE, YOU MUST DELETE THE PROGRAM, THE ARCHIVE
AND ALL DATA OF THIS ARCHIVE FROM YOUR STORAGE SYSTEM. YOU ACCEPT THIS
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                                                        Thomas Richter

_____________________________________________________________________________

Thomas,

	November 1998


Contents of util/rexx/RexxSerDevFix.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                  169     180  93.9% -lh5- 9a33 Nov  1  1998 RexxSerDevFix/rexxserdev.pch
[generic]                 1794    3945  45.5% -lh5- 3c68 Nov  1  1998 RexxSerDevFix/RexxSerDevFix.readme
[generic]                  381     856  44.5% -lh5- 86b9 Nov  1  1998 RexxSerDevFix/RexxSerDevFix.readme.info
[generic]                 9310   14688  63.4% -lh5- 842a Nov  1  1998 RexxSerDevFix/spatch
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         4 files   11654   19669  59.3%            Nov  3  1998

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