[Python-Dev] Segmentation fault of Python if build on Solaris 9 or 10 with Sun Studio 11

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed May 31 05:10:07 CEST 2006

On 5/30/06, Andreas Flöter <Andreas.Floeter at web.de> wrote:
> I have filed a bug report "Building Python 2.4.3 on Solaris 9/10 with Sun
> Studio 11" 1496561 in the Python tracker. The problem I have encountered is,
> that some of the unit tests of the application roundup fail with Python
> producing a segmentation fault and dumping core, if Python was build with Sun
> Studio 11 (Sun C 5.8). In fact not only some of the unit tests fail, but also
> the application roundup at certain steps.
> If gcc is used, everything works fine. As Richard Jones suggests, it might be
> a problem in the anydbm module. I would rather prefer to use the native
> compiler of a platform. To name only two reason, distributing the application
> is easier (dynamic library dependencies are most likely met on the target
> system) and Sun is maintaining the reference native libraries.

On the other hand, there is the fact that the binaries produced by the
Sun compiler segfault... :-)

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