Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Glibc Patched

Some reports has been flowing after the last batch of updates in -Current. They are missing xz in 32 bit system, failing setup, and glibc problem. Like always, Pat monitored LQ and he acted fast by proving a patched glibc today. Unfortunately, there are still no sign for the rest of the problem report. They will be sorted out eventually, but not on this batch of -Current update at least.

The patch for glibc is taken from GIT repository which was committed by Ulrich Drepper, one of the glibc maintainer that was posted last January. This should fix some problems with some applications that got segmentation fault during execution. The bug was tracked as Bug 13618.