Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Ugis Fedora ugis.fedora at
Wed Nov 17 20:30:44 UTC 2010

> From: jonathan at
> To: devel at
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:16:20 -0500
> Subject: Re: Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility
> CC: fedora-devel-list at
> On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 08:57 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > This solution could be reverting the problem causing glibc change, or
> > maybe changing it to do forward memcpy's while still using the new SSE
> > instructions, or something more specific to the flash plugin, as long
> > as it will automatically fix things with a yum upgrade without requiring
> > any further user intervention.
> > 
> > I would also like to point out that if this were to happen in Ubuntu
> > which we sometimes look at jealously for getting more attention / users
> > then us, the glibc change would likely be reverted immediately, as that
> > is the right thing to do from an end user pov.
> > 
> > I've filed a ticket for FESCo to look into this, as I believe this
> > makes us look really bad, and the glibc maintainers do not seem to be
> > willing to fix it without some sort of intervention:
> >

Isn't only 64-bit preview release affected?
from adobe's website...
>>We have made this preview available so that users can test existing content and new platforms for compatibility and stability. Because this is a preview version of Flash Player, we don’t expect it >>to be as stable as a final release version of Flash Player. Use caution when installing Flash Player "Square" on production machines.
If they don't expect it to work properly why should we? 		 	   		  
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