[BL] updates - a trap for young players (and old ones)
ariadne at earthlink.com.au
Wed Jun 9 00:48:46 EDT 2004
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 04:38:05 +0000 (UTC)
Matrix Mole <matrixm at sdf.lonestar.org> wrote:
> > First thing I noticed was that Links (graphic) was no longer able to go anywhere,
> > including on my own machine. Every time I tried to go to a URL, or look at my file
> > system, I got chucked out with a segmentation fault. And this is my favourite browser !
> > So, maybe, I thought, there is a misslinked library ?
> Did you try doing ldd for links to see what it was saying it was missing?
Yes, but it wasn't much help. Links (graphic) is a statically compiled beast from JP.
> I have never used ldconfig (at least, not manually, don't know about
> programs that do it during install scripts). I know it's supposed to
> create the needed sym links to libraries on systems, but never tried it
> myself manually. Everyone I've ever heard of using it though has had the
> mixed library problems (or perhaps the problems already existed and
> lconfig only made them more obvious).
Well this certainly became obvious. :(
> > Fortunately, because of my previous stuff-up, I had taken the precaution of copying
> > the complete /lib directory (from before the SW9.1 additions) to a backup directory.
> > So with BL3 (thank you, thaank you !) I was able to empty the BL21 /lib and reload the
> > backup, and I was back on the air with BL21 again. And now Links -graphic works again.
> Always back-up before making critical changes... yep, rule 0 when mucking
> around with computer software.
> > Does anyone have a clue as to what might be missing for Links graphic ? The error
> > message is:
> > svgalib: Signal 11: Segmentation fault received
> > Is it the case, as with the SW8.1 libraries to get Opera/Phoenix to run, that one
> > would need to also install another library(ies) to support the first ?
> This is very possible, try ldd on links (you'll have to execute this on
> the actual program I think as opposed to doing it on the symlinks to it).
> See if it tells you anything else. It might be an issue of needing some
> other library not currently installed.
As I said, it didn't help.
> > Looking at the install routine for the SW9.1 glibc-solibs-xxxx.tgz it specifically
> > does NOT run ldconfig - it says so in the comments. Does this also mean that if
> > ldconfig is run - for any reason at all - in the future, that it will always scramble
> > my libraries ?
> I would hope not. But, as I mentioned above, I've never run ldconfig
> manually, and mayhaps when it's run inside the install scripts, they use
> command line switches and such to prevent any type of foul ups.
I would hope so, otherwise there is very little point in trying to
upgrade the libraries.
> Easy enough to get back to it working at least since you have the backup
> to restore from.
Which I have done. But if it comes to a choice between Links graphical working
or xine working, Links wins ! I use it all the time.
> Also, was links graphic working prior to the glibcso upgrade to SW91?
Oh, yes !
> so, it might very well be something that was changed with the new version
> of glibcso instead of a problem with links graphical (there are very
> minute tiems when the libs may not be 100% backwards compatible, I've just
> never experienced it myself).
That is what I fear may be the case. :(
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