Problem w/ simple Hello World compiled w/ g++

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at
Tue Jun 7 19:12:10 GMT 2005

On 6/7/05, Keyser <keyser456 at> wrote:
> I know quite a bit about programming, but not a lot about FreeBSD.  I've been pulling my hair out all morning just trying to get an unbelievably simple c++ "Hello World" program to run (it compiles fine) under FreeBSD.  Here's the source:
> //helloworld.cpp
> #include <iostream>
> using namespace std;
> int main()
> {
>         cout << "Hello world!" << endl;
>         return 0;
> }
> I use g++ and it compiles fine, but I get an error immediately after running the program:
> # g++ -v
> Using built-in specs.
> Configured with: FreeBSD/i386 system compiler
> Thread model: posix
> gcc version 3.4.2 [FreeBSD] 20040728
> # ls
> helloworld.cpp
> # g++ -o helloworld helloworld.cpp
> # ls
> helloworld      helloworld.cpp
> # ./helloworld
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> Do I have missing or out of date libraries (not sure how that's possible since I'm using the > latest version of FreeBSD, 5.4) or something and how do I remedy that situation?  Also, I > haven't "added" anything else related to development yet, and wouldn't expect I'd have to > just to get a Hello World program to run properly, but maybe I'm wrong?

Cannot reproduce. Your program runs fine on my FreeBSD 5.4 machine.
What directory are you compiling and running the program from?


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