[Numpy-discussion] numpy segv on OpenBSD

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Jun 15 00:57:08 CDT 2006

Damien Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to make an OpenBSD package on numpy-0.9.5, but it receives a
> malloc fault in the check_types() self-test as it tries to free() a junk
> pointer. In case you are not aware, OpenBSD's malloc() implementation
> does a fair bit of randomisation that makes it (deliberately) sensitive
> to memory management errors.
This problem has been worked around in NumPy SVN.  It is a problem with 
Python that has been fixed in Python SVN as well. 

You can either comment-out the test or update to latest SVN.


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