Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Magnus Glantz mg at hacka.net
Thu Nov 18 16:02:27 UTC 2010


On 11/18/2010 04:47 PM, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 04:39:40PM +0100, Magnus Glantz wrote:
>> So..
>> Upside of patching: happy users :-)
>> Downside of patching: unhappy developers :-(
> and unhappy users because their software runs slower, apparently you've
> (intentionally?) missed that.  There is absolutely no reason to punish all
> sanely written apps for one badly written proprietary one.  As I said
> earlier, if you can't live without the proprietary blob and for whatever
> reason can't just use the 32-bit one using nspluginwrapper (as 64-bit one is
> not in a yum repository using the 64-bit one is a security risk, because
> very few people will keep tracking new versions of it, downloading them as
> tarball and installing them), let's do the workarounds in nspluginwrapper or
> browser for libflashplayer.so only, not in glibc where it will affect all
> apps.
>
> 	Jakub
Absolutely, I expressed myself a bit unclear. I'm sorry for that.
I meant patching in general, doesn't have to be glibc. Just temporarily 
solving the issue, in general by patching something :-)
//M




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