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bug #61007: Crash due to CFITSIO 4.0.0 version format change

Submitter:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted:  Tue 03 Aug 2021 06:42:07 PM UTC
Category:  Installation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  * Crash Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  makhlaghi
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Tue 03 Aug 2021 07:26:00 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fortunately the bug was easy to reproduce and it has been fixed in Commit 1db6add7.

Vincenzo and Zohreh, you can download the most recent tarball (that now contains this bug fix) and its corresponding book from the links below:


I guess more people may confront this bug as the package managers upgrade their versions of CFITSIO, so hopefully I'll make a new release soon ;-).

But generally, many bugs have been found and fixed since version 0.15, you can see the full list of new features and bug fixes in the links above within Gnuastro's NEWS file.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Project Administrator
Tue 03 Aug 2021 06:42:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

From version 4.0.0, CFITSIO has changed its version format. Before this, it was a 2 digit number (like 3.49 or 3.48 and etc), but from major version 4, it will have three digits! This change has been described in the What's new, as ("Changed version numbering to 3-field format").

Until now, Gnuastro was assuming the old format and thus printing the version as a floating point number. But this won't work for the new versioning format of CFITSIO (which is no longer a floating point number) and will cause a crash in Gnuastro:

fits.c: In function ‘gal_fits_key_write_version_in_ptr’:
fits.c:2106:36: error: too many decimal points in number
   sprintf(cfitsioversion, "%-.2f", CFITSIO_VERSION);
Makefile:2329: recipe for target 'fits.lo' failed

I am working on this and will post a comment when the fix is implemented.

This bug was reported to me today independently by Vincenzo Testa and Zohreh Ghaffari.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Project Administrator


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