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Date: 2005-06-17 12:02:41

Bugs item #1222776, was opened at 2005-06-17 12:02
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Christopher Dunn (cxdunn)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: TOP environment variable crashes installation via bjam

Initial Comment:
Immediate segmentation fault running bjam!

I found the cause:

I had TOP=all set as an environment variable. (This
tells the UNIX utility 'top' my default settings.) That
causes bjam to crash, which prevents installation of boost.

I don't mind that bjam uses "TOP", but it shouldn't seg
fault. This was not easy to track down. (I compared my
environment with that of a friend who could compile
boost, and changed everything one at a time. It took
hours.) Probably, if somebody else has this problem,
he'll never even figure out the cause. So this really
needs to be changed.

Op System: Red Hat Linux
boost 1.32
g++ 3.4.3


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