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Old 02-06-2005, 02:32 AM   #1
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Erlang Segmentation Fault on Slackware 10...

Hello all,

I'm trying to get Wings3d installed on Slackware 10 and the instructions (available on the wings3d installation FAQ) say to install Erlang. I downloaded the sources in that set of instructions and during step 2. I enabled threads during ./configure (for my Nvidia card) and continued on , finishing erlang, moved on to SDL (current), and finally esdl.

Now when I try to fire up erlang ( I think the command is erl I just get a message that says segmentation fault. I'm running a full install Slackware 10 setup with nothing special.

I'm baffled

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Old 02-06-2005, 03:18 AM   #2
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what is the minimum version of erlang wings needs? it looks like something's wrong with the code itself. If you run:

strace erl
you can see at the end it opens a file read-only, reads from it, then closes the file-pointer and completely bails from there. if you have a higher version than wings needs try downgrading erlang to the minimum version of erlang that wings needs and see if that one works.
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That helped a lot I get erlang to run, without a seg fault. It looks like esdl is the next one to do. I'll get an earlier version of it and try thhis again...

Thanks _J i'll post my progress in a bit.
Old 02-06-2005, 06:25 PM   #4
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Well, after running: erl -pa ESDL_PATH -pa /root/wings -run wings

I get this stuff:

Erlang (BEAM) emulator version [source] [hipe] [threads:0]

Eshell V5.3.6.3 (abort with ^G)
1> {"init terminating in do_boot",{undef,[{wings,start,[]},{init,start_it,1},{init,start_em,1}]}}

Crash dump was written to: erl_crash.dump
init terminating in do_boot ()

I can post the .dump file if you'd like. I'm hoping that the above will make enough sense to someone.


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