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Old 09-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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Upgrading from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2 breaks Mozilla

I run Slackware 9.0 on a couple of Dell boxes. I'm quite satisfied with this and am in no hurry to upgrade, but some attractive software like the latest Firefox ( and the Linux beta of Google Earth needs glibc-2.3.2, and the 9.0 distribution has only 2.3.1. So I got glibc-solibs-2.3.2-i486-1.tgz from the Slackware 9.1 distribution and installed it with "upgradepkg", carefully saving everything I might need to restore the former state. Google Earth now ran, with some warnings, but Firefox did not, even though I now seemed to have every prerequisite described in the Firefox web page. And, to my surprise, Mozilla 1.7.10, which I had been using successfully with the glibc-2.3.1 library, *also* didn't run. Firefox and Mozilla exit immediately with segmentation faults. Everything else seemed to work, including the old Netscape 7.02. I backed up to glibc-2.3.1 and Mozilla works again, but obviously I'm missing something; can someone give me a clue as to what it might be? Or is this actually a Mozilla-Firefox problem? (Since I'm not talking here about compiling programs, I don't think the glibc libraries in the "L" set are relevant).
Old 09-19-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mike_y
mixmatch package is big no-no, it tends to be very problematic, and hard to fix too, you can recompile some of these library, or upgrade entire package, such as 10.2; which is very stable.

I am using google earth, openoffice, firefox and others wihout any problem. I even ran the original kernel on my workstation (server runs the lattest

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