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Bug#36577: looking for info on circumventing debian bug #36577

> Robert de Forest <robert@mail.tapestry.net> writes:
> > Briefly, the bug is that the latest (unstable) libc6 debian package breaks
> > the java jdk (1.1.7). The error is an unresolved _dl_symbol_value. 2.0.7 is
> > the last version I know to have worked.
> > 
> > I'd like to know if this a bug in the package or the source.
> I don'tg know where _dl_symbol_value is called.  Probably it's in the
> sources.  It's in any case illegal since this is an internal symbol.

That is interesting.  This bug only shows up if one upgrades to the
unstable debian packages, so something has changed with either libc or the
packaging of same.  Should I report the bug to the JDK for Linux group or
to Sun?

Any suggestions on a work-around?  I tried to re-install the 2.0.7 libs on
my machine and nearly lost everything.  I tried unpacking the 2.0.7 package
into another directory and using LD_LIBRARY_PATH to provide java with the
libs it had worked with, but then I had problems with the X libs and it
turned into a mess.  I can't find a version between 2.0.7 and 2.1.1 to try.

Thanks again,
Robert de Forest

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