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Re: xrdb bug?

On 23 Apr 1997, Rob Browning wrote:

> bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> > Thanks for the help on our Emacs problem.
> > 
> > A Pixar user gets this complaint from "xrdb", but the same command runs
> > correctly if he executes it "by hand". By the way, we have two people
> > (besides me) in the studio tools department who run Debian at home on
> > company-provided hardware and really like it.
> I had this same problem on *some* machines.  I think it's a memory
> problem (didn't someone just post xrdb patches for something like
> this?).  Anyway I got around it by making xrdb a script on the
> offending machine that does this:
> #!/bin/sh
> LD_PRELOAD=libgnumalloc.so.5 exec /usr/X11R6/bin/xrdb-crufty
> And of course I copied the original xrdb to xrdb-crufty.

I've got the same problem on my machine here. If the problem is the
different malloc in libc 5.4.x, the maintainer of the X stuff should
include your "wrapper script" in the package.



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