Re: Netscape 3.01 libc5_5.4.7 crashes
- To: Rick Macdonald <email@example.com>
- Cc: Debian Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Netscape 3.01 libc5_5.4.7 crashes
- From: Shaya Potter <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 16:42:02 -0500 (EST)
- Message-id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.961107163839.22230B-100000@itd>
- In-reply-to: <Pine.SOL.3.94.961106221853.6574A-100000@prg4>
The reason that netscape and a few other applications crash is because
their malloc statments are buggy. It is not a bug in libc5.4.7, but in
netscape. However, since this is a problem we are including the old malloc
in the libc package, and people who are going to run netscape will have a
script that will have netscape use the malloc instead of the normal one
in libc5.4.7. However, we do want the libc5.4.7 malloc because it is so
much faster from what I have heard, and the libc5.4.7 fixes long standing
On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, Rick Macdonald wrote:
> My installation is up-to-date with unstable.
> Since I installed libc5_5.4.7 (and Netscape 3.01), Netscape almost
> always crashes on this page:
> probably because of the Java Applet.
> I know this was discussed just recently. It seems the options
> are to disable Java in Netscape or downgrade to an older libc.
> Are there other options?
> Some questions:
> 1) If I downgrade to an older libc, what happens to other packages
> that depend on newer libc versions?
> 2) Doesn't Debian 1.2, just frozen the other day, contain this
> libc version? With all the complaints with libc, isn't 1.2 bound
> to be poorly received?
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