Compile of Python 2.4.4 core dumps

Niclas Zeising niclas.zeising at
Wed Feb 14 12:54:40 UTC 2007

On 2/14/07, Rob Gallagher <rob at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Upgrading to latest version of python24 port (2.4.4), the compilation process
> core dumps shortly after it begins. Here is the output leading up to the core
> dump:
> cc -DNDEBUG -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -D__wchar_t=wchar_t -DTHREAD_STACK_SIZE=0x20000 -fPIC -fno-strict-aliasing -I. -I/usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4/./Include -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4/Include -I/usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4 -c /usr/ports/lang/python24/work/Python-2.4.4/Modules/_cursesmodule.c -o build/temp.freebsd-6.2-RELEASE-i386-2.4/_cursesmodule.o
> cc -shared -pthread -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -D__wchar_t=wchar_t -DTHREAD_STACK_SIZE=0x20000 build/temp.freebsd-6.2-RELEASE-i386-2.4/_cursesmodule.o -L/usr/local/lib -lncurses -o build/lib.freebsd-6.2-RELEASE-i386-2.4/
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> I'm running 6.2-RELEASE. I've upgraded another 6.2 box to python 2.4.4 without a problem, so I'm thinking the issue must lie with something on this system.
> rg

Usually if a compile coredumps it's due to faulty memory or other
hardware. Might be good to check that first. Especially since it
worked flawlessly on another box.

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