Netscape crash with Redhat 5.0 -- a fix

Netscape crash with Redhat 5.0 -- a fix

Post by Steve Oualli » Tue, 03 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I had trouble with Netscape navigator dumping core just
after I upgrades to RedHat Linux 5.0.

After some investigation I disovered that it was a
shared libaray problem.  The new versions did not have the
symbol _Xsetlocale defined.

Here's the output of the "ldd -r netscape" command: => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40000000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40043000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4004b000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4005f000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4006f000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4007c000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40087000) => /lib/ (0x40122000) => /lib/ (0x40125000) => /usr/lib/ (0x401fc000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4022f000) => /lib/ (0x4025e000) => /lib/ (0x40267000)
        /lib/ => /lib/ (0x00000000)
undefined symbol: _Xsetlocale   ()

I was extremely lucky because I have two systems running
Linux and was able to A/B them to locate the trouble.

I copied all the shared libraries off the old RedHat 4.0.3 system
and put the in /usr/local.  Netscape now works.

Here are the files (and the package they belong to) that I

/usr/X11R6/lib/     XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/     XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/    XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/    XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/    xpm-3.4i-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/   XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/    XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/lib/             libc-5.3.12-18
/lib/              libc-5.3.12-18


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