[Rd] Re: Sys.time dumps core at start-up (PR#822)

Peter Kleiweg kleiweg@let.rug.nl
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 23:53:03 +0100 (CET)

Prof Brian D Ripley skriver...

> Is this the RH5.0 you mentioned earlier (that gdb is pretty
> ancient)?

Yes, it is. Using it quite a while now.

> Did you set TZ as advised in ?DateTimeClasses to work around
> bugs in deficient Linux distros? RH6.2's strftime will crash
> on POSIXlt (and its man page) correct inputs.

Setting TZ has no effect. R still dumps core. I don't see the
point of setting TZ, since it is unset in datetime.c

I now do remember I had inexplicable core dump with strftime (or
a similar function) in another program. It was a while back, I
can't recall the details, nor do I remember the program.

In another mail you ask me to debug the problem. I have no
experience debugging large programs, and if the problem is
caused by a faulty library function I don't see the point

Peter Kleiweg

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