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

Chris Adams cmadams at
Mon Oct 24 14:51:33 UTC 2011

Once upon a time, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> said:
> Oh - and remember, the goal of the critpath process is to ensure we
> don't send out updates that break people's systems. It worked fine in
> this case: no glibc update which breaks systems was approved. All the
> ones which caused major runtime breakage got rejected. The only breakage
> in one which was approved was to do with compiling things - which, sure,
> is a pain in the ass, but it's not the kind of problem critpath was
> introduced to deal with in the first place.

That's splitting hairs; you're assuming that no Fedora users use their
system to compile things.
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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