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[Gcl-devel] Re: Bug#204789: gcl segfault on ia64

From: Daniel Jacobowitz
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: Bug#204789: gcl segfault on ia64
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 14:39:37 -0400
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On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 02:04:47PM -0400, Camm Maguire wrote:
> reaassign 217484 libc6
> severity 217484 important
> merge 217484 204789
> thanks
> Greetings!  This is due to the way libc6 on ia64 Debian linux (only)
> recalculates function descriptors at runtime depending on the exact
> version of the shared libs present, ostensible soname compatibility
> notwithstanding.  A simple recompile on the box on which gcl will run
> is a workaround.  If this cannot be fixed, we will have to ensure gcl
> is synchronized with its shared lib dependency packages when
> finalizing sarge.

I still don't understand why you consider this behavior to be a bug in
libc6.  The ia64 ABI does not promise that function descriptors will
remain constant even across runs, as far as I know.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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