The report from Debian is that tcl 8.3.5 and 8.4.3
crash on our m68k Linux systems. The 8.4.3 (which is
built with thread-enabled) crashes so hard that it
reportedly takes down gdb, so no backtrace is
available, but a system call trace is provided (see
attached). The 8.3.5 crashes with SIGABORT, and a
backtrace is available (also attached).
The problems were reported by Rafael Laboissiere
<rafael AT debian DOT org>, and the system call trace
was provided by Adam Conrad <adconrad AT 0c3 DOT net>.
See http://bugs.debian.org/197905 for the original
reports and commentary.
The build log may also be of interest (to see what
configure decided, and which options were passed to the
compiler), and can be found at
I realize that this isn't a lot to go on, and I
apologize for that, but since Debian still supports
m68k, this is a releiase-critical bug for us. And I'm
sure that Rafael, Adam and I will all be willing to
answer any questions anyone might have, and will
continue to investigate further in any case.