Problems building octave

Eric Brombaugh ebrombaugh at
Sat Nov 3 16:20:39 PDT 2007

Hi again,

I'm all the way to building octave on my Leopard / Santa Rosa Macbook.  
It bombs out during the documentation formatting process:

making arith.texi from arith.txi
/bin/sh: line 1: 79234 Segmentation fault      ./munge-texi -d ../../ 
NGS -d ../../scripts/DOCSTRINGS < arith.txi > arith.texi.t
make[3]: *** [arith.texi] Error 139
make[2]: *** [interpreter] Error 2
make[1]: *** [doc] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Digging around in the munge-texi program (rebuilt with the -g flag)  
with gdb, I see the following:

(gdb) run -d ../../src/DOCSTRINGS -d ../../scripts/DOCSTRINGS <  
arith.txi > arith.texi.t
Starting program: /opt/local/var/macports/build/ 
interpreter/munge-texi -d ../../src/DOCSTRINGS -d ../../scripts/ 
DOCSTRINGS < arith.txi > arith.texi.t
Reading symbols for shared libraries +++. done

Program received signal EXC_BAD_ACCESS, Could not access memory.
Reason: 13 at address: 0x00000000
0x8fe18aa2 in __dyld_misaligned_stack_error ()

Looks like a null pointer dereference. Anyone have any clues about how  
to get around this one?


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