Subject: pkg/16342: suse 7.3 breaks netscape and acroread on i386
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/13/2002 15:24:52
>Number:         16342
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       suse 7.3 breaks netscape and acroread on i386
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Apr 13 14:26:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Jim Bernard
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5ZB
System: NetBSD zoo 1.5ZB NetBSD 1.5ZB (ZOO-$Revision: 1.70 $) #0: Sun Mar 10 14:35:50 MST 2002 jim@roc:/wd1/var/tmp/compile/sys/arch/i386/compile/ZOO i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	On a -current i386 system (kernel and userland built from sources
	updated Fri Apr 12 03:24:23 MDT 2002), the suse 7.3 (now the
	default version) packages cause netscape (communicator-4.79)
	and acrobat reader (acroread-4.05) to malfunction.

	Netscape properly comes up with its initial window, but I am
	unable to type anything into the "Location:" window.  If I
	iconify the program and deiconify it, the window remains blank.
	When I check the processes on the system, I find that netscape
	is eating up all of the cpu.  If I kill the process, the window
	disappears, but the program doesn't die and continues eating
	cpu ad infinitum.  Only "kill -9" will get rid of it.

	Acrobat reader will properly display a file named on the command
	line and seems mostly to operate normally, but it hangs and various
	parts of its window become gray if I try to open a file (either
	from the "Open" entry in the "File" menu or via Ctrl-O).  It is
	totally unresponsive thereafter, except that it can be iconified.
	It has to be killed externally.

	Deleting the suse 7.3 packages and replacing them with the suse64
	packages solves both problems.

	See above.

	Unknown, though using the 6.4 suse packages is a workaround.