Smarteiffel is marked broken but is not (maybe!)

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Oct 16 16:06:46 PDT 2007

Patrick Lamaiziere wrote:
> Le Tue, 16 Oct 2007 22:27:16 +0200,
> Kris Kennaway <kris at> :
>>>>> lang/smarteiffel is marked "BROKEN= does not install" on FreeBSD
>>>>>> = 7 but it builds and installs fine, and runs fine too on
>>>>> 7.0-PRERELEASE/i386
>>>> Check the error log on then try to 
>>>> determine why you are not seeing that error on your system.
>>> In the pointyhat report (I found it this morming, but 
>>> can't find it now), the SmartEiffel's installation program crashs
>>> with "Eiffel program crashs at runtime". 
>>> That's all, it can be a compiler problem or a bug into the
>>> installation program. So I don't know. 
>>> Just to test, I've setup a tinderbox on my PC (7.0/i386) and
>>> SmartEiffel builds fine.
>> OK, someone will have to dig deeper then to understand the cause.
> I compiled the install program with full assertions and it crashs with
> a run-time stack dump. Looking the code it seems related to the
> memory management by SmartEiffel (it is not good because there is a
> garbage collector). So may be it is broken.
> I will check it with FreeBSD 6.2 and another C compiler and try to get
> more informations.

Try building it "normally" but with MALLOC_OPTIONS=AJ.  This is enabled 
for port builds (and by default in CURRENT) and sometimes catches 
application bugs.


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