Bug#231438: locales fails to install due to locale-gen segfault
GOTO Masanori <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > > localedef uses trampoline in its internal; it may conflict with
>> > > exec-shield like pax, please see:
>> > >
>> > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=198099
>> > Hmm, Red Hat _must_ have a patch for that by now....
>> They do. I've attached a .dpatch below with the relevant patch
>> extracted from the latest Fedora .src.rpm. I built and tested this on
>> i686-linux both with and without exec-shield and got someone else to
>> do the same. (There are also no testsuite regressions.)
> Thanks for looking this bug and patch. But XFree86 has also this kind
> of problem.
I hope XFree86 can eventually be fixed too, either by upstream
adopting Red Hat's patches, or by the Debian package doing so.
> Pax uses a file which lists program names to avoid this issue.
exec-shield doesn't have anything like this.
> So is this ok to apply this patch for glibc?
I think the patch is small, non-invasive and has been tested fairly
widely due to it's use in Fedora.
> Or should exec-shield users be aware "echo 0 >
That's not really a very nice option especially not when we can easily
just fix localedef to not segfault.