make buildworld errors

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jun 19 20:54:45 UTC 2006

"Jacob Jennings" <bloodofanubis at> writes:

> Hello, I am attempting to update my FreeBSD 6.0 installation's source
> tree directly after the install. I have cvsup'ed "src-all" and run
> "make buildworld" in /usr/src. However, this command fails in a
> different spot each time with a segmentation fault. Once the error
> message was "Internal compiler error: Segmentation fault: 11" and
> another time it was "Segmentation fault: (core dumped): Error 139",
> and I simply cannot find a solution to this on google or freebsd
> forums. I read that it may be linked to bad memory, but I installed
> memtest and ran it with no complaints therefrom. What could possibly
> be the problem?

If you try the same compile procedure and get *different* failures
each time, it's almost certainly some kind of bad hardware.  Memory is
the most likely but not the only possibility.

See the 'Why do my programs occasionally die with "Signal 11" errors?'
entry in the FreeBSD FAQ.

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