>>>> "Simon" == Simon Josefsson
Simon> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
> The nocombreloc issue was detected, look at your Installation.
Simon> But the only effect was to print a warning?
No, the effect is to add a linker flag that disables combreloc. This
is sufficient to make non-pdump XEmacs work fine with recent GNU ld.
Simon> Why not enable pdump instead?
It's slower to load, the last bug fixed in pdump was only a couple of
months ago, there are problems with executing XEmacs via symlinks, the
dump file is separate and therefore cosmetically ugly (not to mention
that it triggers security scans for strange files on the standard
PATH), and -z nocombreloc addresses the problem completely.
> This is new breakage, my belief is that glibc 2.3 hosed us.
> What version of glibc do you have?
Simon> 2.3.1, the machine is running debian sid.
A bit of confirmation, then.
BTW, avoid reverting to a pre-2.3.1 glibc, your system will wedge
because dpkg (more precisely, tar) stops working in the middle of the
reversion (anything linked with 2.3.1 seems to insist on the GLIBC_2_3
symbol in the .so).
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