BEWARE: a problematic glibc made it to stable (F16)

drago01 drago01 at
Mon Oct 24 07:09:54 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 4:14 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> glibc-2.14.90-12.999, which has just made it to stable provokes a
>> hard-to-diagnose (for me at least) problem.
>> While most things work, and it fixed two problems that affected me,
>> it caused me some frustration:
>> https//
> glibc-2.14.90-12.999 also breaks the build of ANY C++ code using fenv.h,
> which affects at least Qt (but likely also several other C++ packages,
> particularly mathematical ones, but not only, as can be seen from Qt).
> Thankfully, that showstopper is fixed in -13 which is already in stable by
> now (because it was aggressively up-karma'd by the KDE SIG).
> The fact that a glibc with showstoppers of this kind got pushed to stable
> shows that the karma system does not work at all. It just hinders getting
> legitimate fixes out and does nothing to stop regressions. glibc is even
> critpath, yet broken crap still goes out.

Yes and doing less testing will prevent the crap from getting out ...
oh wait ....

See this does not make much sense so stop repeating that.

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