[SciPy-dev] Strange scipy.test crashes on OS X/Intel

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Sep 27 13:24:25 CDT 2007

Tom Loredo wrote:

> If there is anything further I can do to help diagnose these issues, please
> advise.

Can you run it in gdb and give us the backtrace?

$ gdb python
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This GDB was configured as "i386-apple-darwin"...Reading symbols for shared
libraries .. done

(gdb) run -c "import scipy; scipy.test(10,10)"
Starting program: /usr/local/bin/python -c "import scipy; scipy.test()"
Reading symbols for shared libraries . done

Program received signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
0x8fe01010 in __dyld__dyld_start ()
(gdb) c
Reading symbols for shared libraries . done
Reading symbols for shared libraries . done

Then use the "bt" command after the segfault happens to get the backtrace.

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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