Subject: pkg/18217: devel/pth with --enable-syscall-hard breaks on Alpha
To: None <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/07/2002 15:15:20
>Number:         18217
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       devel/pth with --enable-syscall-hard breaks on Alpha
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Sep 07 06:16:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Rhialto
>Release:        pkgsrc as of 30 august
System: NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA (AZENOMEI) #0: Sun Apr 22 00:38:14 CEST 2001 alpha

	I upgraded a bunch of packages, and got the latest pth among them.
	After it was upgraded, some packages which use it broke. The
	ones that I noticed are gnumeric0, gmc, and xchat. There are
	doubtless many more.
	The first 2 never showed their initial window.
	Xchat did show its initial (server selection) window but when
	the main window was appearing it crashed with an X error
	(something with "invalid window").
	Mozilla 1.1 is also behaving strangely now (I had 1.0 before):
	it opens only the very first page, any next or additional page
	reports an error: "Operation timed out when attempting to
	connect to <server>". This may or may not be related.

	When I reverted to the previous libpthread (
	these programs (except Mozilla) worked again as before.

	Install pth and (for example) gmc. Try to run gmc. Observe none
	of its windows appear,

	Workaround: Comment out this line in devel/pth/Makefile:

	CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--enable-syscall-hard

	This does not help Mozilla (so this may be unrelated).

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert      -- The evil eye is caused by the black
\X/ rhialto/at/        -- tongue - Tom Poes, "Het boze oog", 4456.