Core dump abort()

Godmar Back gback at
Mon Aug 10 10:43:10 PDT 1998


I am using FreeBSD, and don't have any of these problems with the
current CVS repos; I can't imagine it would be different with Friday's

If there is some interaction between the BSD's installed files and
Kaffe, I urge you to find out what it is and tell us about it.
If you have trouble doing that you might want to ask Archie, he has the 
knowledge to diagnose and debug such "core-dump" problems.

	- Godmar

> On Mon, 10 Aug 1998, Archie Cobbs wrote:
> > Bryan Mann writes:
> > > Ok, I have resolved my core dump abort() with a hint from Archie.
> > > 
> > > Turns out that I mistakenly had DESTDIR set during configure.
> > > This caused kaffe to be looking in a directory other than the
> > > one specified with --prefix to find the jar files.  I still
> > > haven't worked out why there was a difference between running
> > > with LD_LIBRARY_PATH set vs not set under gdb.
> > 
> > Just in case anybody is trying to figure out what he's talking about,
> > the version of kaffe Bryan's using came from me, and includes a patch
> > to support DESTDIR prefixing all installation target directories...
> > Normally you wouldn't run into this problem.
> Right, normally you wouldn't if you're on any system but FreeBSD.  I 
> repeat, I downloaded and built kaffe-snap circa Friday morning.  
> This release exhibited the core dump behavior which pushed me to 
> use Archie's more "up-to-date" version of kaffe which also exhibited 
> the same behavior.  After Archie stopped by to assist me with my 
> problem I 'fixed' my transvirtual snap's behavior by using the same 
> technique, the results of which I posted to the list.  From  
> what I can tell after a bit more digging this is an aritifact of 
> BSD /usr/share/*.mk files and their interaction with configure.
> Bryan.
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