Hi:

Me again, with the silly Solaris problme on 1.7.3.
GDB shows this problem to be with SIGSEGV.

 ./ruby -v
 ruby 1.7.3 (2002-12-04) [sparc-solaris2.8]

 gdb ./ruby
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 (gdb) r irb
 Starting program: /home/jfn/ruby173/bin/ruby irb

 Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
 0xff1c2afc in __do_global_ctors_aux ()
    from /home/jfn/ruby173/lib/ruby/1.7/sparc-solaris2.8/nkf.so


 (gdb) bt
 #0  0xff1c2afc in __do_global_ctors_aux ()
    from /home/jfn/ruby173/lib/ruby/1.7/sparc-solaris2.8/nkf.so
 #1  0xff0f1358 in _init ()
       from /home/jfn/ruby173/lib/ruby/1.7/sparc-solaris2.8/nkf.so
 #2  0xff3bc1ec in ?? ()
 #3  0xff3c0d34 in ?? ()
 #4  0xff3c0e5c in ?? ()
 #5  0x000e2274 in dln_load ( file=0x18f0c8
     "/home/jfn/ruby173/lib/ruby/1.7/sparc-solaris2.8/nkf.so")
               at dln.c:1322
 #6  0x0002e2e0 in rb_f_require (obj=1404888, fname=2099384) at eval.c:5671
 #7  0x000291b4 in call_cfunc (func=0x2dea8 <rb_f_require>, recv=1404888, 
     len=1, argc=1, argv=0xffbe9570) at eval.c:4464
 #8  0x0002a130 in rb_call0 (klass=1410552, recv=1404888, id=8945, oid=8945, 
     argc=1, argv=0xffbe9570, body=0x147960, nosuper=1) at eval.c:4592
 #9  0x0002afa4 in rb_call (klass=1410552, recv=1404888, mid=8945, argc=1, 
     argv=0xffbe9570, scope=1) at eval.c:4808
 #10 0x000220e0 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x2039c0) at eval.c:2771
 #11 0x0001f770 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x201560) at eval.c:2243
 #12 0x0001bad8 in eval_node (self=1404888, node=0x201560) at eval.c:1126
 #13 0x0002d5d4 in rb_load (fname=2112152, wrap=0) at eval.c:5439
 #14 0x0002e53c in rb_f_require (obj=4, fname=2112248) at eval.c:5699
 #15 0x000cb728 in rb_autoload_load (id=14317) at variable.c:1150
 #16 0x000cb538 in top_const_get (id=14317, klassp=0xffbe9f04)
     at variable.c:1109
 #17 0x000cb7d4 in rb_const_get (klass=2113280, id=14317) at
     variable.c:1167
 #18 0x0001d5dc in ev_const_get (cref=0x203ea0, id=14317, self=2113280)
     at eval.c:1563
 #19 0x000234f0 in rb_eval (self=2113280, n=0x20da10) at eval.c:2995
 #20 0x000235c4 in rb_eval (self=2113280, n=0x20d860) at eval.c:3018
 #21 0x00023844 in rb_eval (self=2113280, n=0x20c930) at eval.c:3070
 #22 0x000233a8 in rb_eval (self=2113280, n=0x20c840) at eval.c:2966
 #23 0x0001f770 in rb_eval (self=2113280, n=0x20fed0) at eval.c:2243
 #24 0x00025210 in module_setup (module=2113280, n=0x2040f8) at eval.c:3465
 #25 0x0002484c in rb_eval (self=1244688, n=0x2040c8) at eval.c:3333
 #26 0x00025210 in module_setup (module=1244688, n=0x204098) at eval.c:3465
 #27 0x00024ab4 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x210500) at eval.c:3368
 #28 0x0001bad8 in eval_node (self=1404888, node=0x210500) at eval.c:1126
 #29 0x0002d5d4 in rb_load (fname=2165696, wrap=0) at eval.c:5439
 #30 0x0002e53c in rb_f_require (obj=1404888, fname=2165816) at eval.c:5699
 #31 0x000291b4 in call_cfunc (func=0x2dea8 <rb_f_require>, recv=1404888, 
     len=1, argc=1, argv=0xffbeba08) at eval.c:4464
 #32 0x0002a130 in rb_call0 (klass=1410552, recv=1404888, id=8945, oid=8945, 
     argc=1, argv=0xffbeba08, body=0x147960, nosuper=1) at eval.c:4592
 #33 0x0002afa4 in rb_call (klass=1410552, recv=1404888, mid=8945, argc=1, 
     argv=0xffbeba08, scope=1) at eval.c:4808
 #34 0x000220e0 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x1454a0) at eval.c:2771
 #35 0x0001f770 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x145818) at eval.c:2243
 #36 0x0001bad8 in eval_node (self=1404888, node=0x145818) at eval.c:1126
 #37 0x0002d5d4 in rb_load (fname=1333944, wrap=0) at eval.c:5439
 #38 0x0002e53c in rb_f_require (obj=1404888, fname=1334040) at eval.c:5699
 #39 0x000291b4 in call_cfunc (func=0x2dea8 <rb_f_require>, recv=1404888, 
     len=1, argc=1, argv=0xffbec508) at eval.c:4464
 #40 0x0002a130 in rb_call0 (klass=1410552, recv=1404888, id=8945,
     oid=8945, argc=1, argv=0xffbec508, body=0x147960, nosuper=1) at eval.c:4592
 #41 0x0002afa4 in rb_call (klass=1410552, recv=1404888, mid=8945, argc=1, 
     argv=0xffbec508, scope=1) at eval.c:4808
 #42 0x000220e0 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x146040) at eval.c:2771
 #43 0x0001f770 in rb_eval (self=1404888, n=0x145c20) at eval.c:2243
 #44 0x0001bad8 in eval_node (self=1404888, node=0x145c20) at eval.c:1126
 #45 0x0001c274 in ruby_exec () at eval.c:1271
 #46 0x0001c34c in ruby_run () at eval.c:1291
 #47 0x00018f78 in main (argc=2, argv=0xffbeccf4, envp=0xffbecd00) at main.c:50


Any help here would be appreciated.
Thanks

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