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Re: dpkg gives SIGBUS on sparc

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:24:52PM +0100, Tomas Berndtsson wrote:
> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:
> > I originally thought it was a kernel issue from a user. Then when it
> > happened to be, I thought it was a kernel issue. After trying out an
> > older kernel, known to work well, I thought it was libc6, then I find
> > out that dpkg 1.7.2 works perfectly well. So someone needs to figure out
> > why this thing is giving a sigbus.
> > 
> > Sparc users, keep your old dpkg on hold, don't upgrade it.
> Bus error, and only on the Sparc, sounds like a typical alignment
> problem, but I wouldn't know where to start looking for it in the
> sources.

My only concern now is, does 1.7.2 work if I recompile it against the
current libc6-dev. If it does, then the thing to do is start checking
the diff between these two versions for possible alignment issues.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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