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Re: Bug#478409: problem with SEGV still persists

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 04:41:42PM -0500, Simon Raven wrote:
> stupid PEBKAC. /lib/libdl* was symlinked BADLY, to an old version from
> 2005, making most stuff using dlopen() and futexes crash horribly.

OK, thanks.

As the original report wasn't reproducible and this one turned out
not to be a fault in Perl, I'm closing the bug. Cc'ing debian-powerpc
so nobody loses time over this.

> As such, I made a foreign lenny debootstrap to compare notes, so to
> speak, and thus found the culprit, and fixed the symlink. Suggestion:
> maybe check the files, including symlinks, to make sure they're OK,
> during upgrades like this. Probably too much to ask, since how does
> say aptitude know if you've switched versions? There's no real
> meta-data like that AFAIK. Anyway, just a thought. Thanks for your
> attention, and have a good day.

The debsums package has a cron job for something like that. Not sure if
it follows symlinks or not.
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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