Bug#210669: other apps also break
At Fri, 2 Jul 2004 21:40:11 -0700,
John Wong wrote:
> > At Sat, 27 Sep 2003 04:39:53 -0400,
> > Andrew K. Bressen wrote:
> > > I'm running an x86 debian system, mostly woody with a few sarge packages.
> > > The transition from libc6 and locales 2.3.1-16 to 2.3.2-7 broke
> > > non-debian stuff for me too; I had to back it out.
> > >
> > > Among the affected apps were compupic (v5.1 build 1063),
> > > netrek (Paradise Client 2000rc2) and unison (static textui 2.9.1).
> > >
> > > All are static compiles, and strace seemed to indicate
> > > things were breaking at or just after nss stuff;
> > > a strace of compupic follows...
> > >
> > > I have a system that I could roll the change back into temporarily
> > > if further testing is desired.
> > We have 2.3.2.ds1-13. It's upper version of 2.3.2. However, NSS code
> > was changed in 2.3.2.ds1-1 and many static linked application was
> > broken. We can't fix this problem. If you want to use such
> > applications, please use LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to point
> > to the old glibc 2.3.1 extracted directory.
> > I think there's no bug in glibc. The workaround LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> > should avoid your problem. If you have no objection, I'll close this
> > bug.
> I can't test this solution now since the sarge system was rolled back to
> woody with a reinstall.
I have experience to make commercial apps work with this technique.
So I guess it can be appliable for you, so I believe this bug can be
closed without any changes for glibc. Can I close this bug? Or do
you have any ways to investigate this problem? We can't touch this
bug without any sources, test programs or information.