I'm working on Testoob again, and I want to test its compatibility with different Python versions.
Usually it's no sweat - all I need is to download the sources and then
./configure --prefix=... make make install
But when building Python 2.3.5 on Ubuntu Intrepid I get a neat little error:
*** buffer overflow detected ***: ./python terminated
I've been out of gcc land for a while, and it seems several security compiler flags are now enabled by default. For some reason Python 2.3.5's configure ignores CFLAGS, but BASECFLAGS is honored:
./configure BASECFLAGS=-U_FORTIFY_SOURCE --prefix=... make make install
And Python 2.3.5 installs correctly.
I met the same problem. Very useful, thanksReplyDelete
I fought for a while with this same problem until I found your post. It works fine, thanks for posting!
I think I was goner when I had to open Real Old Project and Python 2.3 didn't install.. you saved me
Adding one line for cleanup, in case it is needed..
sudo make distclean
sudo ./configure BASECFLAGS=-U_FORTIFY_SOURCE