Re: FreeBSD

From: R. Engur Pisirici (
Date: 11/26/95

On Sat, 25 Nov 1995, Patrick Stecker wrote:

>         Hmm, I have a few questions in regarding to FreeBSD.  I have been
> running a CircleMUD mud for a little over a year and a half (or has it been
> 2 years).  And I've had no problems with running it on a Linux box.
> However, I tried running it on a FreeBSD site and it seems the crypt()
> function does not work.  I had to change the CRYPT macro so it would not use
> crypt (similar to that in 3.0 -- -DNOCRYPT).  Then it works just fine, but
> the passwords are not encrypted.  Then theres the matter of memory problems.
> It seems to crash randomly (i.e., if you type in a command, it will get sent
> to a 'null' pointer which doesn't exist, but its there).  Using GDB I found
> that memory was being thrashed somehow, and I was getting "Address out of
> bounds" all over the place. I tried adding a -lmalloc, but doesn't seem to
> help.  I compile it with the:
> -c -g -O2 -Wall flags.  Is there something I'm missing?  I don't think I've

   I think you souldnt put the -g (debug flag) and -O2 (optimize flag 2) 
.Because if you put -O2 then -g flag is not used.

> seen anyone on this list complain about not being able to run it on a
> FreeBSD.  In fact, my first site I ran it on was a FreeBSD, and I didn't
> have any problems.  I'm sure its something silly that I've missed and would
> appreciate any help that can be offered. 
> Thank you
> Patrick
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			Force be with you!
					R. Engur Pisirici

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