george george at
Mon Aug 25 13:39:03 PDT 2003

I was running 2.2_1 and just now upgraded via ports to 2.3_1
I will keep my eye on it and see if it dumps core again.

interestingly enough i found this thread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Swiger" <cswiger at>
To: "george" <george at>
Cc: <questions at>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Mailman

> george wrote:
> > I am getting these signal 11 core dumps on the
> > mailman (python) helper programs and seen something
> > to do with gcc that might be affecting it.
> >
> > Someone suggested rebuilding gcc to the next rev but
> > I thought i would run it across the list and see if anyone else
> > is having this problem or has the fix.
> Which version of Python are you running, and is it via the port?  Python
> includes a pretty thorough test-suite; it might be useful to run that and
> whether you can get it to crash.
> Also, see whether you can get a coredump and take a look at the backtrace
to see
> where the error is happening, although random failures in long-running
> could be a sign of hardware problems rather than a software issue.
> -- 
> -Chuck
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