Subject: Re: Install keeps dumping
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/29/1996 18:17:32
Yep - I had this happen, too.  It was the result of some changes made to
the prototypes for __syscall()  (I think) that broke some libc routines on
big-endian machines (like the m680x0).  Get yourself an older
and reinstall it!  Then, get even more -current sources (the bug has been
fixed) and build it again!  (I know it takes three days, but that's life.)

On Sun, 29 Dec 1996, Hisashi T
Fujinaka wrote:

> Well, I think I dug myself into a hole.
> I'm running on an Mac SE/30 w/20M of ram and an NFS-mounted /usr. I was
> halfway through compiling the new sources (a three-day process!) when
> something died. I think it was tcsh, because that's who dumped core. I
> can't get anything working any more. 
> I decided to try to untar all of the 1.2 binaries again, and things
> started to compile again. However, nothing I do has brought "install" back
> to life. I either get "Signal 11" or I get a simple "Segmentation fault."
> Either I don't know how to use the BSD gdb (very likely) or I need to
> compile with -g (even more likely) because I can't backtrace the problem.
> Oh, and inetd, syslogd, and cmp dump core while I'm booting up.
> Can anyone help?
> Hisashi T Fujinaka - - Fuji Landscape Service
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