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Re: VMWare does not start after update to libc6-i386?

Corey Hickey <bugfood-ml@fatooh.org> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Kourosh <debian@mindwaresystems.com> writes:
>>> After I remove the /emul entries from ld.so.conf and rerun ldconfig
>>> -v, I see that it does _not_ scan the 3 /emul directories and does
>>> _not_ find the 32bit X libs and I again get the same error with vmware
>>> not finding the correct libs.  At least on my system, the 3 /emul
>>> entries are required for vmware to work.  I don't have any other 32bit
>>> software that I can test.
>>> I add back the 3 /emul entries, rerun ldconfig -v, and the 3 /emul
>>> directories are scanner and vmware works again.
>>> Regards,
>>> Kourosh
>> I have the same versions and the same links in /lib/ldconfig on my
>> system and everything works without anything in ld.so.conf. It doesn't
>> make sense for ldconfig to fail completly on some systems.
>> Please file a bug report about this with libc6. Maybe the maintainers
>> have more insight.
> This is happening to me, too. Not with VMWare, specifically, but
> ldconfig isn't seeing the symlinks in /lib/ldconfig. If I add the
> directory lines back to /etc/ld.so.conf it works fine.
> Did anybody file a bug? I looked but the list of open bugs for libc6
> is huge. If nobody has filed a bug yet, then I will.
> -Corey

I managed to track the problem down with the help of Ivan Ivanic (at
least that's what /whois says). ldconfig only follows entries in
/lib/ldconfig that have d_type=DT_LINK set in their direntry
structure. Unfortunately reiserfs always sets d_type=DT_UNKNOWN. Glibc
docs mention that in such a case one has to stat the entries themself
and ldconfig didn't do that.

A fix is pending. Till then just keep /emul/ia32-linux/usr/X11R6/lib
in ld.so.conf.


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