Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240089
libX11 updates causing problems with idl and ENVI.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:04 EST
Description of problem:
Problem with latest libX11. I resolved this by unistalling the latest libX11 rpm
version and re-installing the previous version.
The following description was taken from the ITT help website
"One incompatibility comes from the 'libX11' library, released, most
immediately, with Debian ("etch") and Ubuntu. To strengthen the security of
their operating system Debian patched 'libx11' to fix a buffer overflow.
Unfortunately, this patch has caused a number of applications, including IDL, to
crash. Any users, who update their Debian system to get the latest 'libx11', are
exposed to a fatal "segmentation fault" error when they execute the IDL command
TV. It appears that Fedora Linux is also including this IDL-incompatible
security patch in its automatic updates now."
A broader description can be found at:
This may be more an idl and ENVI problem than a linux problem, but I thought I
should bring it to your attention.
That sounds like IDL's fault, yes.
Yeah, after looking at their documentation of the issue, it sounds like this is
their bug, and that a future update from them will fix it.