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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Can't run GNU Backgammon

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Can't run GNU Backgammon
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:28:59 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Pablo Kisilevski <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi, I install GNU Backgammon in Ubuntu 11.10. I played with it twice but
> after that, I couldn't run it again. When I try to use the launcher icon,
> nothing happens, in console, this the result:

> address@hidden:/var/lib$ gnubg -w
> GNU Backgammon 0.90.0  May  1 2011

The version of gnubg that was included in Ubuntu 11.10 was a snapshot from
2009.  I think there were bugs that were fixed since then that caused it
to crash when built with hardening flags.  There are tons of bug reports
in Ubuntu about this.

Just a few days ago, I uploaded a new build of a much more recent snapshot
to Debian, built with the hardening flags, and it works fine, so I'm
fairly sure that the problem is fixed in current snapshots.  Hopefully,
Ubuntu will import that version from Debian for the upcoming release.  In
the meantime, you could import the source package from Debian, or just
build a current snapshot from source.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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