[therion-users] Re: therion does a seg fault when I try and run it

Michael Lake mikel at speleonics.com.au
Fri Sep 5 06:22:11 CEST 2003


I have been looking at the problem of the compilation on the PowerPC
and started looking at some of the compilation errors too.


thpoint.cxx:446: warning: `.' not followed by `*' or digit in format
thats because you have at this line the following...

should that be instead the following?


The following is more serious.

thpoint.cxx:731: warning: assignment of negative value `-1' to `char'

	void thpoint_parse_value(int & sv, double & dv, bool & qw, char & sign, 
char * str)
and later on....
	case '-':
	sign = -1;

OK my programming skills are rudimentary but if you assign a negative 
value to
a character pointer then the variable will give a different value depending
whether the operating system is 32 or 64 bit. My Alpha is 64 bit.
The compiler warns about it and rightly so.

3. I have tracked down where the strange string comes from when I run 
./therion -v

therion$ ./therion -v
therion gduxs:l:qLvhip:

it's from thcmdline.cxx where it uses the getopt routines.

oc = getopt_long (argc, argv, "gduxs:l:qLvhip:",
       thlong_options, &oindex);

I read the man 3 page on getopt and so now I know what the 
gduxs:l:qLvhip: string is -- never used getopt myself.

So somehow instead of the version string being returned its returning 
the argument to the  getopt_long function ! eeeewwww :-)

The version of getopt on my Ti PowerBook here running Debian 3.0 is
therion$ getopt --version
getopt (enhanced) 1.1.2

Mike Lake
Caver, Linux enthusiast and interested in anything technical.

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