Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Andrew Haley aph at
Thu Nov 18 10:14:58 UTC 2010

On 11/17/2010 11:42 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Andrew Haley wrote:
>> So we should be able simply to patch glibc, right?  Can't see any reason
>> not to.
> Because it's NOT a bug in glibc, because what glibc does is CORRECT,
> because it actually POINTS OUT bugs in applications which are
> portability issues and can hurt future optimization opportunities
> (regardless of whether the current implementation really is faster
> than before or not)

Which it isn't.

> and, most importantly, because it is NOT our job to work around bugs
> in proprietary software!

How is any of that a reason not to patch glibc?

Upside of patching: happy users.
Downside: nothing.


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