FreeBSD-games/Larn is broken in FreeBSD7.0 Release

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Wed Mar 5 02:52:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:14:18 -0600, Hiroto Kagotani  
<hiroto.kagotani at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 2008/3/5, tigner <tigner at>:
>>  When you run Larn, and chose to read/eat/drink anything the games exits
>>  with a signal 11 ,segfaults and does a coredump.
>>  You have found a magic potion
>>  Do you (d) drink it, (t) take it, or (i) ignore it?
>>  Segmentation fault (core dumped) [SIGSEGV]drink
>>  I would like to use Larn on 7.0, what do I suggest I do to fix this ?
> This is caused by the same problem as freebsd-games/hack.
> Please refer to the thread beginning with
> For the temporary solution,
> edit freebsd-games/files/patch-larn_Makefile to add -fwritable-strings
> to CFLAGS and do not forget to use gcc34 or earlier instead of gcc in  
> 7.0.
> Hope this helps.

I believe that someone in DragonFly BSD did a lot of clean up in the  
src/games/*. But I don't know if these cleans up will helping with this  
issue. It might be worth for someone to dig in there and bring in FreeBSD  
if someone care about these games.


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