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Old 11-12-2011, 03:26 AM   #1
Petri Kaukasoina
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current 11-11-11 glibc problem?


Hi

The latest current update (11-11-11) had a new glibc-2.14.1. After that alien's libreoffice stopped working here: it crashed when clicked something. Downgrading to glibc-2.13 fixed it.

(Be warned that downgrading glibc is not trivial: after upgradepkg you need to remove the leftover 2.14.1 shared libraries from /lib64 or /lib and run ldconfig.)
 
Old 11-12-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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Working fine here.....
i used the latest 3.4.4 package from Eric
 
Old 11-12-2011, 03:54 AM   #3
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Working fine here.....
i used the latest 3.4.4 package from Eric
OK, I have the same libreoffice package, so it could be something specific to my system then. This is a 64-bit installation and the kernel is 3.1.1.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 04:31 AM   #4
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Since the glibc upgrade, MPlayer is crashing with every video in my system. Rebuilding the latest SVN version didn't fix the problem. This is a pure 64-bit system running the official kernel-generic package.

The experienced problem is the same one described here:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=615916

Edit: more info, seems related to the ALSA libraries. See the second thread here:

http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/...read.html#1929

Indeed, if run with "-ao oss", MPlayer does not crash.

Last edited by rg3; 11-12-2011 at 04:37 AM.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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This fixed my libreoffice crashing:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patc...-fixes-1.patch
 
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
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Since the glibc upgrade, MPlayer is crashing with every video in my system. Rebuilding the latest SVN version didn't fix the problem. This is a pure 64-bit system running the official kernel-generic package.

The experienced problem is the same one described here:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=615916

Edit: more info, seems related to the ALSA libraries. See the second thread here:

http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/...read.html#1929

Indeed, if run with "-ao oss", MPlayer does not crash.
I've been using mplayer2 for some time now and i dont have this problem. It works fine with the new glibc.

No problems with firefox 8.0 so far either.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 08:38 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rg3 View Post
Since the glibc upgrade, MPlayer is crashing with every video in my system. Rebuilding the latest SVN version didn't fix the problem. This is a pure 64-bit system running the official kernel-generic package.

The experienced problem is the same one described here:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=615916

Edit: more info, seems related to the ALSA libraries. See the second thread here:

http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/...read.html#1929

Indeed, if run with "-ao oss", MPlayer does not crash.
I have this problem as well. I thought it was because i was upgrading to the latest ffmpeg, but unfortunately, it wasn't the problem.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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Alien Bob's calibre also crashes with a segmentation fault. Have now downgraded back to glibc 2.13.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #9
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Side Effects Houdini 11.1 also crashes on startup with glibc 2.14.1. Reverting to 2.13 restores it.

Update: Houdini no longer segfaults on startup with 2.14.1 with the LFS-patch applied.

Last edited by mats_b_tegner; 11-13-2011 at 10:19 AM. Reason: Update
 
Old 11-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #10
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I've been using mplayer2 for some time now and i dont have this problem. It works fine with the new glibc.

No problems with firefox 8.0 so far either.
Firefox is fine here, Calibre 0.8.26 too <- Not Eric's package.

mplayer with -ao alsa crashes here on ao2_init. Using -ao $SOMETHING-ELSE is fine.

http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/.../msg00006.html <-- For info on the memory leak in dlopen plus patches
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12871 <-- Bug report against Libre Office

The link Petri Kaukasoina posted, is similar to the patches above. Applying the patch from LFS also fixes my mplayer ao2_init problem.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #11
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Indeed, if run with "-ao oss", MPlayer does not crash.
I can confirm this on my own 32bit system with crash as disturbed1 describes above.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 04:18 PM   #12
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I just upgraded glibc to 2.14.1, using my own multilib package to which I have applied the LFS patch which an earlier post referred to: (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patc...-fixes-1.patch). The multilib updates are waiting at http://slackware.com/~alien/multilib/current/

So far (running latest slackware64-current multilib) I can run the various LibreOffice programs, mplayer, firefox, calibre without any issues. I am typing this text in Firefox while mplayer displays a H.264 video in a background window.

Eric
 
Old 11-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #13
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I just upgraded glibc to 2.14.1, using my own multilib package to which I have applied the LFS patch which an earlier post referred to: (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patc...-fixes-1.patch). The multilib updates are waiting at http://slackware.com/~alien/multilib/current/

So far (running latest slackware64-current multilib) I can run the various LibreOffice programs, mplayer, firefox, calibre without any issues. I am typing this text in Firefox while mplayer displays a H.264 video in a background window.

Eric
Thanks for applying this to the multilib package, much appreciated!
 
Old 11-13-2011, 08:58 AM   #14
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I just upgraded glibc to 2.14.1, using my own multilib package to which I have applied the LFS patch which an earlier post referred to: (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patc...-fixes-1.patch).
Is it possible to apply the LFS patch to the standard glibc.SlackBuild-script?

Mats
 
Old 11-13-2011, 09:16 AM   #15
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Is it possible to apply the LFS patch to the standard glibc.SlackBuild-script?

Mats
If you replace the Slackware version of glibc.SlackBuild with this updated glibc.SlackBuild: http://pastebin.com/aErRGCTh and also download the LFS patch (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patc...-fixes-1.patch) into the glibc source directory, then you can run
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./glibc.SlackBuild
and sometime later, you will have your new glibc packages in a directory "/glibc-SOMELARGESTRING/".

Eric
 
  


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