Subject: pkg/10051: suse-linux 6.3 + navigator failure with volcano chat on -i386
To: None <>
From: Sean Doran <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/05/2000 13:05:12
>Number:         10051
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       suse-linux 6.3 + navigator failure with volcano chat on -i386
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri May 05 13:06:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Sean Doran
>Release:        20000505
Sean Doran <>
Development Manager, Ebone Inc., Copenhagen Denmark
System: NetBSD 1.4Y NetBSD 1.4Y (EBONE) #1: Fri May 5 20:34:29 CEST 2000 root@:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/EBONE i386

cd /usr/pkgsrc
cvs update -d -P -A  # -A make sure tags/dates etc. are reset
cd /usr/src
cvs update -d -P -A
make kernel
update userland


	-i386 only, afaik

	various java applets fail when netscape uses suse 6.3 libraries
	but not when netscape uses older libraries (6.1, 6.1-p1)

	in particular, the chat system at
	makes a good test case.


	repeatable on all of my -i386 systems, which are more or less -current

	to see failure:
	  make sure pkgsrc, kernel + userland is reasonably fresh,
	  and that suse-6.3 libraries are installed

	note things are normal
	click on "public chat rooms"
	note things are still normal
	click on button
	note navigator starts spinning in a very tight select loop
	and exposures etc. don't get dealt with - or are VERY sluggish!
	note also that the applet never fires up with a full connection
	and chat client window

	to see success:
	   install pkgsrc/emulators/suse* from 20000108

		pkg_delete -r suse_linux  # (and possibly other steps)
		cd /usr/pkgsrc/emulators
		make cleandir
		cvs update -d -P -D 20000108
		cd suse_linux
		make install
		 click on public chat
		 click on "Click button to start"
		 see client window pop up and behave like you might expect

	   navigator can be 4.6, 4.7 or 4.72... you decide

Unfortunately, I stay stuck on 4.7 until this bug is fixed. (see pkg/10050)
Hopefully this won't cause too many problems. :( :( :(