[PlanetCCRMA] problem with new redhat glibc

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Nov 12 12:50:03 2003

> > Yuck! Did you try with more recent Planet CCRMA kernels? What kind of
> > error did you see happening? I wonder if they (by mistake) released a
> > version with the non-nptl compatibility stuff...
> I didn't try it with a more recent kernel. The errors were:
> Mozilla: segfault right after a clone
> rpm: can't open rpm database. rpm does use a bunch of threads
> gnome: error creating a process
> So, yeah, it does seem to be NPTL-related.

We are not alone, see:

He does not make any reference to kernels so this may be a generic
problem. Did you try to boot into the RedHat kernel? It would be
interesting for RedHat to know if it is working in the RedHat kernel and
not working on the Planet CCRMA. 

There is a workaround in the bug report for (at least) getting rpm to
work again:

Leonardo Rodrigues wrote:
> Doing some research, I found that doing:
> export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1
> would solve, for example, the 'rpm' problems. Everything worked fine 
> with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL but stops working after 'unset 
> Anyway, I've downgraded (rpm -Uvh --force) glibc to glibc-2.3.2-
> 27.9.i686.rpm and assume this is not right. I had to use 
> LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 for being able to downgrade glibc RPMs.

So, for the moment, don't upgrade to the latest glibc from RedHat!!
Again, kudos to Greg for the very fast warning. 
-- Fernando