gconftool-2 failing

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Wed Jul 30 13:09:01 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-07-20 at 18:59, Rik wrote:
> I have recently run into a problem with the gconftool-2 service that
> comes with gnome2.
> When I go into X I get a gcond process that runs out of control.
> If I try to install ports that require the gconftool-2 to run the port
> will fail to install.
> The error message I see is this
> gconftool-2 in free(): error: modified (chunk-) pointer.
> My feeling is that it is not attributed to the switch to the new gcc
> compiler but I could be wrong.
> I work in a KDE environment but have gnome there so I can switch to it
> if I fancy.  
> It is an i386 box running -current cvsupped and built at 1200 MDT
> 07/20/03.

Another user was running into this problem, and I found that odd CFLAGS
were causing libxml2 to behave erratically.  Recompile libxml2 with
CFLAGS="-O -pipe" (CPUTYPE can generally be whatever, though p4 is a bad
choice), and you should be set.


> PS I did read gnome's trouble shooting guide but the log file it
> describes has no useful info.
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