Hey Folks, One of these days I'll figure that SOurceForge stuff out so I can submit a real bug report, but this one is freaky enough that I thought I'd just send it right out... from the latest CVS (as of 9:30am pacific) I run 'make test' and get: ... PYTHONPATH= ./python -tt ./Lib/test/regrtest.py -l make: *** [test] Bus error (core dumped) a quick search around shows that just importing regrtest.py seg faults, and further simply importing random.py seg faults (which regrtest.py does). it all boils down to this line in random.py NV_MAGICCONST = 4 * _exp(-0.5)/_sqrt(2.0) and the problem can be further reduced thusly:

import math 4 * math.exp(-0.5) Bus error (core dumped)

but it isn't the math.exp that's the problem, its multiplying the result times 4! (tommy@mace)/u0/tommy/pycvs/python/dist/src$ ./python Python 2.1a2 (#2, Feb 13 2001, 09:49:17) [C] on irix6 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

import math math.exp(1) 2.7182818284590451 math.exp(2) 7.3890560989306504 math.exp(-1) 0.36787944117144233 math.exp(-.5) 0.60653065971263342 math.exp(-0.5) 0.60653065971263342 4 * math.exp(-0.5) Bus error (core dumped)

is it just me? any guesses what might be the cause of this?