[plt-scheme] Building PLT from source - Segmentation fault on Kubuntu 9.10

From: TPJ (tprimke at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jan 18 02:50:53 EST 2010

I've been using Arch Linux for many years, and now I'm trying Kubuntu.

I need some Scheme implementations (PLT, Chicken, Gambit...). For
start, I need PLT (DrScheme and others). Since PLT Scheme in Ubuntu
repositories is rather outdated (4.1.5, while the current version is
4.2.3), I wanted to compile it and install from source. I managed to
install development packages missing from the default Kubuntu
installation, then I did configure, and then I tried to do make.
Unfortunatelly, make returned the following error:

make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build/
cd gc2; make all
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build/
make xsrc/precomp.h
make[4]: Entering directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build/
env XFORM_PRECOMP=yes ../mzschemecgc -cqu ../../../mzscheme/gc2/
xform.ss --setup . --cpp "gcc -E -DNEWGC_BTC_ACCOUNT  -I./.. -
I../../../mzscheme/gc2/../include"  --keep-lines -o xsrc/
precomp.h ../../../mzscheme/gc2/precomp.c
Segmentation fault
make[4]: *** [xsrc/precomp.h] Error 139
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build/
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build/
make[2]: *** [3m] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build/
make[1]: *** [3m] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/tpj/opt/PLT/plt-4.1.5/src/build'
make: *** [all] Error 2

(I have translated the messages from Polish to English, where

I tried to compile a different versions (4.2 and 4.1.5), but the
result was always the same.

Any idea on what can be wrong?

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