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Mathematica dies with bus error---known bug?

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  • Subject: [mg13625] Mathematica dies with bus error---known bug?
  • From: gwesp at cosy.sbg.ac.at (Gerhard Wesp)
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 03:08:26 -0400
  • Organization: Dept. of Computer Science, U. of Salzburg
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

  hi all,

is the following a known bug?  is there a database of known Mathematica
bugs somewhere on the net?

session transcript:

mammut ~% uname -srvmpi
SunOS 5.5.1 Generic_103640-08 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2 mammut ~% math
Mathematica 3.0 for Solaris
Copyright 1988-97 Wolfram Research, Inc.
 -- Motif graphics initialized -- 

In[1]:= $Version

Out[1]= Solaris 3.0 (July 24, 1997)

In[2]:= Show[Graphics[Point[{0,0}]]]

Out[2]= -Graphics-

In[3]:= ^Cmotifps: MathLink error-> 1:link died  motifps: Unclearable
MathLink error, exiting. Bus error

at In[3], i waited for motifps to display its window and then pressed
ctrl-c.

the problem does not appear on linux systems (same Mathematica version).

best regards,
-gerhard wesp
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