Jeff Trefftzs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> An additional effect that I have noticed only with the gimp, is that
> make crashes repeatedly during the compile.  I was wondering if this
> meant I was running out of temp disk, but I still have close to 2G left
> on the root filesystem, so that isn't it; I have tried compiling with
> and without /usr/local/lib in the ld.so.conf file and both compiles
> crash (segfault) after compiling for a long time.  Note that if I simply
> reissue the make command the compile picks up where it left off, and
> eventually I get a brand new gimp.
> Has anybody seen problems like these, and can you suggest any possible
> causes or other places to look?  It's not a show-stopper, but it
> certainly has been leaving me baffled.

This sounds very much like a hardware problem. Unsufficient cooling or
corrupted memory could be the cause. It's not too unlikely that such
problems only show up when compiling a large software package such as
The GIMP. You could do some tests compiling other software such as the
kernel or XFree86.

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