From: Bogdan Costescu (Bogdan.Costescu_at_IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De)
Date: Tue Dec 06 2005 - 11:31:53 CST

On Mon, 5 Dec 2005, John Stone wrote:

> The currently available MSMS Linux binaries will crash on some Linux
> distributions when run in socket mode.

I was able to reproduce this. With MSMS version 2.5.5 (just
-on RHEL3 (kernel based on 2.4.21) it works fine; tested only on i686
-on RHEL4 (kernel based on 2.6.9) it crashes; tested on both i686 and
x86_64 machines

An older (~2000) version, which identifies itself as 2.5.3 works fine
in both environments. The main difference is that the new version is
statically linked while the old (and working) one is dynamically
linked - I don't quite understand why link it statically, as the old
version only wanted libc and libm...

Bogdan Costescu
IWR - Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Universitaet Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, GERMANY
Telephone: +49 6221 54 8869, Telefax: +49 6221 54 8868
E-mail: Bogdan.Costescu_at_IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De