|Summary:||Staroffice 5.0 does not work with glibc|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||ppe|
|Component:||glibc||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-05-14 21:52:17 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description ppe 1999-05-12 20:12:15 UTC
Hi, after upgrading to RH 6.0, StarOffice 5.01 did not work any more. I suspect, this is due to incompatibility with the new glibc. How can I fix this? I think this will affect many users. Cheers, Peter.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-12 21:20:59 UTC
Use the specially compiled star office on the application CD.
Comment 2 ct7 1999-05-12 21:40:59 UTC
What if I don't happen to have a copy of the application CD? Will either RedHat or StarDivision offer a patch for this?
Comment 3 ppe 1999-05-14 20:37:59 UTC
Using the compat-glibc it is possible to run Staroffice but when Staroffice calls an external program using 'system()' which is done for printing, than the called program does not execute, because it uses the compat-glibc. Staroffice is not the only binary only program out there. Can't you provide a patched ld.so which is able to load the old libs, if the new libs fail to link? As it is right now, RH6.0 will hurt the linux movement instead of driving it. Some people used fortran 90 compilers which now stopped working as well. I think this is not in the interest of RedHat software, is it? I think Red Hat should now see the Red Alarm sign going on.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-14 21:52:59 UTC
Red Hat provides an operating system. Star Office provides Star office. This is not a software bug -- either use the Star Office on the application CD or talk to Star Office for a compatibility fix.