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Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.

On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 10:20:32PM +0100, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> > I've had a Hurd machine running under my desk here for over a year
> > without any significant problems. It runs X11 and everything.
> > 
> That's interesting. In the days that I tried it I got several
> SIGSEGV's.. Once in aptitude, and several times when doing things like
> 'tail -f /var/log/syslog'.

I don't remember seeing a bug report about this.  I don't see any spurious
SIGSEGV's in such cases (I saw them when starting up some version
of emacs after a glibc update), but I would never claim that they can't happen.

A backtrace would have been helpful.

> Hurd people don't believe me when I say that,
> so it might be my computer to blame.

For an unreproducible sigsegv this is the most likely reason.  Typical Hurd
failures look differently.
> I'm going to install it in a VMware box soon to see if anything improved
> lately..

I wish you luck.  Please consider in your evaluation that VM Ware doesn't
fully support running GNU Mach, and there are spurious bugs when running the
Hurd inside VM Ware.  People report varying degree of success.


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