Subject: IMPORTANT: today's libc broken
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/01/1998 17:23:21
This is important to ANYONE who build libc after this morning's SUP,
and has the libc w/ pread and pwrite (i.e. libc.so.12.29).
REMOVE THIS SHARED LIBRARY! I goofed, and didn't deal with the off_t
padding properly. I am fixing this right now.
What you must do after this is fixed:
(1) Build a new kernel and boot it, otherwise the fixed
libc.so.12.29 will not work!
(2) Build a new libc.so.12.29, and install it... The fixed
libc.so.12.29 will not work with an old kernel!!
I could change the system call numbers, but the window for brokenness
is only a day. I suspect not very many people will be affected by this.
If you are, I'm sorry, and I'll do what I can to help you if you get
stuck (e.g. provide new libc.so.12.29 binaries for Alpha, SPARC, i386,
Many thanks to Juergen Hannken-Illjes to reported the problem...
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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