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Bug 88228 - maple absoft plplot fail on upgrade to rh9
Summary: maple absoft plplot fail on upgrade to rh9
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-07 22:12 UTC by kossler
Modified: 2016-11-24 15:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-07 22:17:18 UTC

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Description kossler 2003-04-07 22:12:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
Absoft fortran gives me an error on linking: symbol errno 
So does Maple the mathematics program. I run version 8
So does plplot a graphics package. This gives more undefined symbols.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. If you have maple, try running it under rh9
Same for absoft fortran and plplot.

Actual Results:  Fails at link time. with errors.

Expected Results:  Programs should run or in the case of absoft, produce a workable 

Additional info:

All these programs worked before upgrading. They still work on my other
machine which I did not upgrade.

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2003-04-07 22:17:18 UTC
Then they are broken and needs to be fixed.
errno can be only used if #include <errno.h> is included first.
For the time being, if broken access to errno is in a binary, the dynamic
linker should automatically apply a workaround, if it is in some shared library
it uses you can use a workaround yourself (run the buggy program
with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 or 2.2.5 in the environment).
Linking new program with buggy access to errno is intentionally not allowed.

Comment 2 kossler 2003-04-08 14:04:35 UTC
Maple and Absoft products are some of the few commercial products 
available for linux. When an upgrade breaks them, this is not a "notabug".

I'll try the workaround.

Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2003-04-08 14:07:10 UTC
Surely, it is a bug, but Maple/Absoft bug. Our bugzilla unfortunately has no
resolution category ISV BUG.

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