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Re: new libc6(?) breaks jdk1.1

Petri Wessman <orava@termiitti.akumiitti.fi> writes:

> Hi all, ran into a problem just now. I used apt-get to update the
> system to the newest potato snapshot (I do that about once a
> week). Apt-get updated a bunch of packages, among them libc6. After
> the update, java and javac from jdk1.1-1.1.7v1a-2 blow up with:
> /usr/lib/jdk1.1/bin/i686/green_threads/java: error in loading shared
> libraries: /usr/lib/jdk1.1/lib/i686/green_threads/libjava.so:
> undefined symbol: _dl_symbol_value
> I suspect this is due to the new libc6, but I'm not 100% sure. Any
> workarounds for this, is there a newer jdk available that works with
> the new potato snapshot or something else I could try?

It's a known bug in the jdk.  They used internal glibc symbols they
shouldn't have.  StarOffice and some GNUstep binaries have similar
problems.  I don't know if there is a newer, fixed, version.  Not many
people use glibc 2.1 yet, so I doubt it.


 - Jim

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