[plt-scheme] Re: PLT Scheme v4.1.900 is available for testing

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed May 27 23:52:21 EDT 2009

On May 28, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> writes:
> > Your help and feedback in testing this new release candidate would be
> > much appreciated.
> 1. Staged installation breaks rules: it installs files into
>    builder's ${HOME}.

A build log will probably be useful.  I just tried this:

  tgunzip .../plt-
  mkdir plt/src/build
  cd plt/src/build
  ../configure --prefix=/usr
  DESTDIR=...something... make install

and it worked as expected.

> 2. mred dumps core, crash dump is meaningless:
> #0  0xbb682f57 in _lwp_kill () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> #1  0xbb682f14 in raise () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> #2  0xbb6827c6 in abort () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> #3  0x0835df25 in fault_handler ()
> #4  0x00000000 in ?? ()
> If there's proper way to diagnose, let me know.

You can try to run it from gdm -- quoting from Matthew's emails about
it, you need to:

|  (gdb) handle SIGSEGV nostop noprint
|  (gdb) c

when you get it, since the first such signal is a GC write barrier,
not a bug.

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