Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90755
Latest glibc packages break java
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:41 EDT
Description of problem:
Latest glibc packages break java.
Is there a -compat package somewhere ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[nim@ulysse nim]$ rpm -qa | grep glibc
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update rawhide
2. Try to use java utils
[nim@ulysse nim]$ /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.3.1-sun-1.3.1.08/bin/java -version
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Unable to load native library:
__libc_wait, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time
__libc_waitpid, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time
It is a bug in that ancient JDK, fixed in more recent JDK releases.
Unfortunately 1.3.1 is the target production java sdk for lots of people.
With 1.4.0 quietly retired by Sun and 1.4.1 looking like it will have the same
fate as soon as 1.4.2 is available people don't have much choice.
And 1.3.1 *is* still updated regularly - the sun 1.3.1 sdk involved in the bug
report was updated just a few days ago.
However, that's your call
IBM java broken too
[nim@rousalka nim]$ unset LANG
[nim@rousalka nim]$ export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
[nim@rousalka nim]$ /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4.0-ibm/bin/java -version
Unable to initialize signal handler, thread create failed
Could not create the Java virtual machine.
All JVMs needed some help when using NPTL. Sun's 1.4.1 (I think)
worked, IBM also eventually got a 1.4.1 version to work, maybe even
backported the changes to a 1.3 version.
This is in no case a glibc problem. Closing.