Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility
mg at hacka.net
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 wolff.to> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 08:57:20 +0100,
>> Hans de Goede<hdegoede at redhat.com> 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.
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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