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Re: libc6 problem (__register_frame_info)

Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Nov 1998, Mitch Blevins wrote:
> > Can someone please explain to me exactly what the libc6 problem is?
> > I wasn't paying attention when it was discussed earlier and have
> > now been bitten by it.
> > 
> > I've got three packages (zircon, plan, jed) that can neither
> > be configured or removed from my system using dpkg/apt/dselect.
> > because of a __register_frame_info error.
> > 
> > FYI - using version 2.0.7u-6 of libc6
> I've put together a small fix, which uses LD_PRELOAD to supply those
> register_frame_info symbols needed by dselect/apt and others. This was
> suggested earlier here on debian-devel, but noone seemed to implement it.
> So everything can be fixed by installing the .tar.gz at:
> ftp://ftp.terrasoft.hu/pub/debian/reginfo-fix.tar.gz
> it's about 2kB, and contains a simple .c file and a Makefile. It goes
> under /usr/local/lib a single file named libreginfo.so, and you have to
> add:
> export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/lib/libreginfo.so
> As all the packages have been recompiled for the new libc, this can be
> removed.

2kB??!!!  It must not be very good.
_My_ download was over 1.2Meg.  Now that's a _real_ fix!  ;)


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