Subject: port-i386/26687: linux emulation / matlab stopped working
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/16/2004 16:31:53
>Number:         26687
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       matlab stopped working - linux emulation?
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Aug 16 20:56:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Jan Schaumann
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (BOCK) #17: Mon Aug 16 13:34:05 EDT 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	matlab used to work under NetBSD 1.6U and newer, including the full
	java desktop.  Some time between 1.6U and 2.0_BETA, the linux emulation
	seems to have changed in a way that now prevents matlab from
	functioning in full desktop mode.

	This is a serious regression and we should not ship NetBSD 2.0 unless
	this has been fixed.

	See threads on port-i386 and current-users:

	run matlab version 6.5 (R13) and notice that it either hangs the machine
	or segfaults.  R13 works if passed the '-nojvm' switch (ie in
	console only mode).

	run matlab version 7 (R14) and notice that it won't work at all.

	Notice that Sun's JDK 1.4 *does* seem to work fine with other
	applications, however.  (For example, eclipse works fine.)