Re: QGIS on sparc
--- Jurij Smakov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2006, Joseph Simantov wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > Has anybody tried to run QGIS (Quantum GIS) on
> > (latest version)/ultrasparc using either the
> > 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
> wrong there.
> Best regards
> Jurij Smakov
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