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Bug 90755 - Latest glibc packages break java
Latest glibc packages break java
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-05-13 09:24 EDT by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-28 02:32:31 EDT
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2003-05-13 09:24:59 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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update rawhide 
2. Try to use java utils

[nim@ulysse nim]$ /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.3.1-sun- -version
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Unable to load native library:
/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.3.1-sun- symbol
__libc_wait, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time
Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2003-05-13 17:26:52 EDT
relocation error:
/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.3.1-blackdown- symbol
__libc_waitpid, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time

Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2003-05-14 02:07:05 EDT
It is a bug in that ancient JDK, fixed in more recent JDK releases.
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2003-05-14 03:36:25 EDT
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
Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2003-05-17 16:23:03 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Ulrich Drepper 2004-09-28 02:32:31 EDT
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.

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