"gvim" segmentation fault when opening multiple tabs using motif interface

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  • Getting segmentation fault when exiting from multiple tabbed windows of gvim v7.3. When more than 2 tabbed windows are opened and exit from the tabbed windows one at a time, following error is reported.
Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV
Vim: Finished.
  • The above error has seen when gvim is built using the --enable-gui=motif configure option. The issue is not seen when gvim is built using the --enable-gui=gtk2 configure option.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 x86_64
  • openmotif-2.3.0-0.3.el5
  • openmotif-2.3.1-6.1.el5

Below packages are build with motif UI

  • vim-common-7.0.109-7.2
  • vim-minimal-7.0.109-7.2
  • vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-7.2
  • vim-enhanced-7.0.109-7.2
  • vim-X11-7.0.109-7.2

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