man - segmentation faults

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Nov 7 11:32:13 PST 2000

On November  6, 2000 06:10 pm, you wrote:
> I have LFS up and running beautifully on an AMD Duron 600MHz SCSI/IDE
> system.
> But the man pages don't run beautifully...
> When I ask for a man page, eg. 'man login', it barks at me:
> --:/usr/bin/groff: grotty: Segmentation fault
> --/usr/bin/groff: troff: Segmentation fault
> The man pages can be viewed though, but the error stings me.
> The system runs linux-2.2.16, glibc-2.1.3, man-1.5h1 and groff-1.16. The
> compiler is gcc 2.95.2.
> Segmentation faults mean to me that the processor tries to operate on some
> address space where it shouldn't be. But I haven't figured out yet how to
> make the kernel dump core.
> I've tried using less optimisation and lower processor code for both man
> and groff, to no avail <sob>. Any hints?

This problem could be caused by glibc being optimized too much or other 
libraries that groff needs...I'm still in the process of removing 
optimizations from the book and put them into an lfs-hint. CPU optimizations 
give more grief than it's often worth.

Gerard Beekmans

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