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Old 03-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Python Bus Error on current


after latest upgrade (Mon Mar 18 22:03:18 UTC 2013) on current some python programs (wicd, picard) won't start. They fails on "Bus Error" which basically means that program gets SIGBUS signal and quit. I don't know which upgrade broke this, because last upgrade I took was on Fri Mar 1 05:41:39 UTC 2013 and many things (kernel, glibc, ...) got updated since then. Wicd and other things were definitely working before upgrade.

I'm not sure if that matters, but I ran own-build kernel 3.8.3.

yenn@neuromancer:~$ wicd-client  
Has notifications support True
Bus error
I run python self-test and it failed too
yenn@neuromancer:~$ python -c "from test import testall"
Bus error
therefore I guess there is something broken either in Python or in system libraries which got upgraded recently.

Anyone experienced this?
Old 03-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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I'm using 3.8.3 as well and all upgraded to -Current, but it's working fine here
have you confirmed that you have installed all the updates in -Current and not partial update?
Old 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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Well, I did partial upgrade - upgraded everything, but didn't installed new packages - because I don't have full slackware install (don't use KDE, XFCE and Emacs for instance) and with slackpkg's 'install-new' I have manually unselect everything from KDE.

Anyway I just run 'slackpkg install-new', skipped KDE, added ddd and xf86-video drivers and now it's working like a charm. I'm not sure what was missing, but thanks!

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