problems running bzr
lucas at usna.edu
Wed Nov 12 16:11:42 GMT 2008
On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:09 AM, John Arbash Meinel
<john at arbash-meinel.com> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that searching for the traceback module is not the error
> you are actually running into. The issue is that if you are in a python
> file and do "import foo" it has a whole search path for where "foo"
> might be. It may be in the same directory as the current file, it may be
> in a system directory, it may be in the directory where the application
> started, etc.
> Can you give more information about what your original failure is?
> (Without the debug mode.)
This is EFAULT which I think is normally returned only when an invalid
memory address (C pointer, as opposed to network address) is passed to
a system call. (eg http://www.wlug.org.nz/EFAULT) In my experience
it normally indicates something is wrong at quite a low level, eg a
kernel bug, executable file corruption, memory hardware error, or a
too-highly-overclocked system. It would be possibly caused by a bug
in a C extension (though 99% of the time that will cause a sigsegv not
Bonnie, it might be useful if you could run at the shell command line
python -c 'import traceback'
and let us know if that works.
Also, what operating system are you using?
Here the is the result of the command:
 > python -c "import traceback"
I am running SunOS 5.10 Generic_127128-11 i86pc i386 i86pc
Python version 2.5.1
Here is the output from the original failure without the debugging
> mkdir testfoobear
> cd testfoobear
> echo "Testing" > bearfile1
> bzr init
Standalone tree (format: pack-0.92)
branch root: .
> bzr add
> bzr commit -m "first try"
Committing to: /home/lucas/testfoobear/
Committed revision 1.
> ls -la
drwx------ 3 lucas cserv 512 Nov 12 10:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 49 lucas cserv 4608 Nov 12 10:59 ..
-rw------- 1 lucas cserv 8 Nov 12 10:59 bearfile1
drwx------ 6 lucas cserv 512 Nov 12 10:59 .bzr
> cd ..
> mkdir testfoobear2
> cd testfoobear2
> bzr branch ../testfoobear
bzr: ERROR: [Errno 14] Bad address
Another item I discovered today was that it appears that sometime the file
is deleted from the original directory. But that did not happen in this
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