Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Magnus Glantz mg at
Wed Nov 17 20:21:55 UTC 2010

On 11/17/2010 09:09 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Bruno Wolff III<bruno at>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 08:57:20 +0100,
>>   Hans de Goede<hdegoede at>  wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> For those who do not know it yet, recent Fedora glibc updates include
>>> an optimized memcpy (which gets used on some processors) which breaks the
>>> 64 bit adobe flash plugin.
>> I saw memcpy / memmove issues affecting squashfs-tools shortly before the
>> F14 alpha. So we had some what of a heads up about the issue over three
>> months ago. It is unfortunate that we didn't catch the flash issue during
>> prerelease testing of F14. If this really is an important critera for
>> releases, maybe we should be having QA testing that flash works.
> I will be very, very, disappointed if that gets added as a criteria
> for a Fedora release.  It would be no different than making sure the
> nvidia driver works, and we certainly shouldn't be doing that either.
> josh
I can relate to that. I'm all for pure open source, but..

I really can't see why it would be a bad thing Fedora would do QA on a 
proprietary software that is very important for a majority of the Fedora 
If we'd have an open source flash player that almost everyone could run 
as a substitute, then it would be a different situation. I would say 
that is the case regarding Nvidia.


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