Bug 88228 - maple absoft plplot fail on upgrade to rh9
maple absoft plplot fail on upgrade to rh9
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-07 18:12 EDT by kossler
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Description kossler 2003-04-07 18:12:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
Absoft fortran gives me an error on linking: symbol errno 
So does Maple the mathematics program. I run version 8
So does plplot a graphics package. This gives more undefined symbols.



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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. If you have maple, try running it under rh9
Same for absoft fortran and plplot.
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Actual Results:  Fails at link time. with errors.

Expected Results:  Programs should run or in the case of absoft, produce a workable 
binary.

Additional info:

All these programs worked before upgrading. They still work on my other
machine which I did not upgrade.
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2003-04-07 18:17:18 EDT
Then they are broken and needs to be fixed.
errno can be only used if #include <errno.h> is included first.
For the time being, if broken access to errno is in a binary, the dynamic
linker should automatically apply a workaround, if it is in some shared library
it uses you can use a workaround yourself (run the buggy program
with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 or 2.2.5 in the environment).
Linking new program with buggy access to errno is intentionally not allowed.
Comment 2 kossler 2003-04-08 10:04:35 EDT
Maple and Absoft products are some of the few commercial products 
available for linux. When an upgrade breaks them, this is not a "notabug".

I'll try the workaround.
Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2003-04-08 10:07:10 EDT
Surely, it is a bug, but Maple/Absoft bug. Our bugzilla unfortunately has no
resolution category ISV BUG.

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