Anyone had success installing emacs-20.3 on AIX 4.3.2 ??

Anyone had success installing emacs-20.3 on AIX 4.3.2 ??

Post by QMS New » Thu, 14 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I installed emacs-20.3 on AIX 4.3.2 without any problems. (i.e. no errors in
compilation, make or make install). However, when I attempt to execute it I
get the following:

                Segmentation fault(coredump)

I would greatly appreciate any ideas as to what might be causing the
problem. Thanks for your help.

Daniel Rosenfeld


1. emacs-20.4 and AIX-4.2: some solution

Hi all,

Generally it is a bad habit to answer one's own questions.
This answer is (fortunately only partly) my own answer on
my own question.

Problem was:
Building emacs-20.4 on AIX- results in a core-dumping

Searching I came upon a few alike things and tried
the following:

I copied src/unexaix.c of the xemacs-21.1.6 distribution over
the one of emacs-20.4. This did not compile and I still do
not know I edited this unexaix.c such that
it read:
int unexec (new_name, a_name, data_start, bss_start, entry_address)
     char *new_name, *a_name;
     unsigned data_start, bss_start, entry_address;

and not:
int unexec (char *new_name,
        char *a_name,
        uintptr_t data_start,
        uintptr_t bss_start,
        uintptr_t entry_address)

Then it compiled and I get a working emacs.

If anyone knows why this editing was necessary I would be
very curious about it.


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