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Re: popen & pclose; How to report platform-specific bugs?

On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 06:23:15PM -0500, Randy Gobbel wrote:
> xlock and ddd are currently refusing to run on my system.  xlock
> complains about a missing pclose symbol, ddd gripes about a missing
> popen.  Here's what ddd has to say:
> ddd: error in loading shared libraries: ddd: symbol popen, version
> GLIBC_2.1 not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time reference
> The error message from xlock also mentions this link time reference,
> which I've never seen before.
> This seems to me likely to be a PowerPC-only problem.  What's the right
> thing to do about bugs that are clearly only affecting one platform?  I
> don't want to swamp the maintainers with dozens of bug reports,
> especially because many of these problems are probably actually the
> result of some other part of the system being broken, like the emacs
> problem with floats.

This is an intermediate libc betas problem.  They just need to be
recompiled.  Most likely.


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