[gdal-dev] Building GDAL on Linux

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at p...
Mon Nov 12 08:57:07 EST 2001

Ben Discoe wrote:

> I finally got a brand-new Linux machine of my own, and am trying to build
> GDAL on it. The machine is a 1.4GHz Athlon, Redhat 7.2.
> Upon building GDAL, i get errors like the following:
> gmake
> [....]
> gmake[2]: Entering directory `/home/Ben/gdal-1.1.5/frmts/gtiff/libgeotiff'
> gcc -c -I../../../port -I../libtiff -Wall -fPIC -O2 -I/usr/local/include -I/
> usr/local/include xtiff.c -o xtiff.o
> xtiff.c In function `XTIFFFdOpen':
> xtiff.c:477: Internal error: Segmentation fault.
> Please submit a full bug report.
> I then type 'gmake' again and it appears to get further, until it hits
> another Segmentation fault.
> I'm a Win32 "power developer", but have very little Unix development
> experience. Are there errors normal? Are they related to GDAL? Is there
> anything i can do about them?


I once had a machine on which I ran into errors like this. Apparently it was
some sort of hardware memory flaw that was rarely encountered within anything
but gcc. I don't think this is a problem with the code.

Best regards,

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