Bug 2515 - glibc breaks several applications
Summary: glibc breaks several applications
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-03 18:57 UTC by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-16 15:59:47 UTC

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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 1999-05-03 18:57:02 UTC
the new glibc-2.1 breaks source compatibility with
xterm(patch98) and SSH-2.1.26.

Also there is a binary compatibility problem with
blackdown4s JDK which can be worked around by using either
native_threads(get glibc native package and "export
THREADS_FLAG=native") or probably the libc5 version.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 1999-05-10 18:03:59 UTC
I seem to have read somewhere that undefining HAVE_UTMPX_H in the
offending source for ssh fixes the problem, but I haven't tested that.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-16 15:59:59 UTC
The fix for ssh-1.2.26 is add -D_GNU_SOURCE to CFLAGS, compile
and delete the bogus line that the compile fails on. (The line
is already deleted in ssh-1.2.27).

I'm closing this bug because
   a) xterm(patch98) is part of XFree86 (I assume).
   b) ssh is not a Red Hat package and the fixes are available.
   c) the broken blackdown JDK is already mentioned in several
   other bug reports and will be solved there not here.

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