Bug 38191 - sun java sdk incompatible with textutils
Summary: sun java sdk incompatible with textutils
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: textutils (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-28 10:15 UTC by Tim Grant
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-28 10:15:54 UTC
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Description Tim Grant 2001-04-28 10:15:50 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

The Sun Java sdk is incompatible with the version of textutils shipped in
rh7.1 due to cut being moved from /usr/bincut to /bin/cut.  This can be
fixed with "ln -s /bin/cut /usr/bin/cut" however the jvm will still not
work (reason unknown).  The compiler does now work however.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.java <class file>

Actual Results:  starts three java threads and hangs

Expected Results:  successful program execution

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-04-30 16:52:15 UTC
Since they refuse to release the source code, there's nothing whatsoever we 
can do to fix their bugs. For cut, they should search $PATH - neither FHS nor 
LSB guarantee you'll find a version of cut in /usr/bin. I've added a symlink 
in textutils though, since some other apps are stupid enough to hardcode 
/usr/bin/cut, as well.

The segmentation fault is releated to their (again stupid and not standards 
compliant) insistence on the stack being fixed-size and 2 MB, neither of which 
is the case in the i686 build of glibc. Check the release notes for more 
details and the workaround for terribly broken applications like jdk.

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