FIX: Error message when you run the "sort" command in the Interix subsystem that is included with Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 or with Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications: "Segmentation fault"

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that has Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 installed or on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer that has Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) installed, the sort command in the Interix subsystem may exit unexpectedly. This problem occurs when the sort command processes certain files. When this problem occurs, you receive the following error message:
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Services for UNIX 3.5, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sort8.0.1969.60110,08030-Oct-200722:30Not applicable
Sort.exe8.0.1969.60125,44030-Oct-200722:30x86
Windows Server 2003 R2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sort9.0.3790.2076146,43202-Jul-200810:50Not Applicable
Sort.exe9.0.3790.2076166,40002-Jul-200810:50x86
Windows Server 2003 R2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sort9.0.3790.2076129,53602-Jul-200810:51Not Applicable
Sort.exe9.0.3790.2076150,01602-Jul-200810:51x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 944412 - Last Review: December 12, 2008 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbexpertiseinter kbbug kbfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB944412

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