Re: QGIS on sparc
On Fri, 14 Jul 2006, Joseph Simantov wrote:
Has anybody tried to run QGIS (Quantum GIS) on Debian
(latest version)/ultrasparc using either the Debian
package or the recompiled source code?
A 'bus error' appears everytime a graphic file is
opened; any hint or help will be appreciated.
A 'bus error' message on sparc is usually a result of an attempt to read
or write from/to an unaligned memory location. Sparc has strict alignment
requirements, for example object of size 4 must be begin at a memory
address divisible by 4, etc. The most common mistake leading to such a
condition is casting the pointer to object of one size to a pointer to an
object of larger size and dereferencing it.
You should try and rebuild the package in question with debugging symbols,
try to run it under gdb and trigger a failure. The backtrace then should
tell you where the problem is, usually it's enough to figure out what went
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