segmentation faults galore [was: lightweight window manager]

Florin Andrei florin at
Sat Nov 8 00:08:36 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 11:29, ne... wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2003 at 10:11, Florin Andrei in a soothing rage wrote:
> >checking for working aclocal... ./configure: line 1615:  3633
> >Segmentation fault      ( aclocal --version ) </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1

> Could this be attributed to exec-shield?


[root at rivendell root]# echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield
[root at rivendell root]# rpmbuild --rebuild
+ perl -pi -e 's/.*HAVE_STRFTIME.*/#define HAVE_STRFTIME 1/'
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.56176: line 29:  3639 Segmentation fault      perl -pi
-e 's/.*HAVE_STRFTIME.*/#define HAVE_STRFTIME 1/'
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.56176 (%build)

And then, with exec-shield being kept disabled:

[florin at rivendell florin]$ vncserver
Segmentation fault

Like i said before, this system worked perfectly until yesterday, on

The strange thing is that the basic desktop apps and network servers
seem to work pretty well. It's just niche applications that crap out:
vncserver segfaults, various compilation utilities bail out at certain

I was able to rebuild the newest Gaim src.rpm from, so it's not
like compilation doesn't work at all.

Florin Andrei

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