the glibc problem in bug 51330 should be added to the release notes. Linking to the redhat page about glibc 2.1.3-21 that mentions the mozilla problem is probably a good idea. The bad glibc probably spawned several other mozilla bugs. Its worth finding and summarizing them too. Assigning to Kristin, if you don't mind helping. Blizzard probably knows about this too. When you're done gathering info, please reassign to sford. Thanks for figuring out that the mail problem was due to glibc!
Blizzard would know much more about this than me, but i'll try sniff out what happened with glibc, collect weirdo bugs and stitch together a summary. I believe the glibc bug was responsible for just about every window-related "won't load" bug filed this last week, in some cases longer. It also caused crashes, was responsible for ftp URL's not loading, problems with attachments in bugzilla and more. I suffered them all, not always with dignity :)) Accepting, will reassign. Unless you indicate a deadline i'll finish this off before next weekend.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Bug 41414 is another bug that seems to be caused by glibc. I was using glibc-2.1.3-15 at the time I first reported it though. I'm now using glibc-2.1.3-21 and its too earlier to tell if that has fixed it or not for me. The crash was so random that some days it wouldn't happen at all and others it would crash 20 times in a row.
Master_D: I'm well aware of 41414 and dups. And puzzled: I used 2.1.3-15 at the time without seeing the bug. My theory is 2.1.3-19 aggrevated an existing bug, but i haven't checked glibc sources or changelog yet. If it even exist. Playing detective this week. Might mail you and Egger some ?'s. Till then.. for a cheap laugh: One of the RH horror-bugs is http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17187 As the disastrous upgrade-week went along "things kept going from bad to woi'se". A user from New Zealand sums it all up fairly well.
Adding relnote3 keyword.
If you want this to go into the PR3 release notes, let me know & send me a summary of the problem. Thanks!
I'm going to close this unless someone drafts a release note and tells me it's still worth including :-) Gerv
I isn't worth including. It was a glibc bug and it was fixed a week after the disastrous release of glibc 2.2.19 - which again is long since outdated now. Attaching a draft (!) for work on this bug, for anyone interested. Closing as WONT. This issue is outdated.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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