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:

        libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x40000000)
        libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x40043000)
        libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x4004b000)
        libXmu.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6 (0x4005f000)
        libXpm.so.4 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4 (0x4006f000)
        libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x4007c000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x40087000)
        libdl.so.1 => /lib/libdl.so.1 (0x40122000)
        libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x40125000)
        libg++.so.27 => /usr/lib/libg++.so.27 (0x401fc000)
        libstdc++.so.27 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.27 (0x4022f000)
        libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x4025e000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40267000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.1 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (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
used:

/usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6.0     XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6.0     XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6.3    XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6.0    XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4.9    xpm-3.4i-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6.3   XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.1    XFree86-libs-3.3-1
/lib/libdl.so.1.7.14            ld.so-1.7.14-4
/lib/libc.so.5.3.12             libc-5.3.12-18
/lib/libm.so.5.0.6              libc-5.3.12-18

 
 
 

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