Bug 2515 - glibc breaks several applications
glibc breaks several applications
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-05-03 14:57 EDT by Thomas Zehetbauer
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-16 11:59:47 EDT
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Description Thomas Zehetbauer 1999-05-03 14:57:02 EDT
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 14:03:59 EDT
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 11:59:59 EDT
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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