Help generating/building a new VM?

Hunter Kelly retnuh at
Tue Apr 23 15:46:48 UTC 2002

On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 16:13, Ned Konz wrote:
> On Monday 22 April 2002 08:04 am, Hunter Kelly wrote:
> > Hello there, I'm trying to generate a VM for linux that is more
> > recent that the 3.0 release or even the 3.1beta-4478 vm available
> > from Ian P's page.
> Are you using an Intel machine? You didn't say...

Yah, sorry.
> > I quickly get  a print-out in the upper left hand corner that says:
> >
> > Error: Cannot truncate this number
> >
> > then a stack trace -- it looks like there is a problem in Float
> > somehwere, but below that the error kinda looks like it is starting
> > in PreDebugWindow>>initialize.
> Solution: Don't use GCC 3.0x to compile with. Use 2.95 or 2.96. It can 
> co-exist with GCC3 if you install it right.

That's strange.  I actually installed gcc-3.0.4 to do the builds -- the
only source RPM I found (for a 3.0 image) explicitly requires 3.0.

Works fine with 2.96, though!  Thanks alot for your help, I was at a
total loss as to what to do!

> First, there is a bug in the configure stuff that gets the wrong float 
> ordering. Even if you fix that, I've had problems with some of the 
> plugins.
> See the recent thread that discussed this:
> Short answer if you are stuck with GCC 3.0x: you can hand-edit the 
> sqUnixConfig.h file, making sure that DOUBLE_WORD_ORDER is defined. 
> Then it should run, but you may still have some problems with 
> plugins. You may want to back down on optimization.

> Ned Konz

Thanks again,


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