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Re: pkg/45026 (libpng crashes in links -g and other browsers)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/45026; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/45026 (libpng crashes in links -g and other browsers)
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 16:33:17 +0000

 On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 05:35:02AM +0000, Nino on NetBSD 5.0.1 wrote:
  >  Thank you for pointing out that this was fixed.
 Well, I thought it was fixed -- the point is that maybe it wasn't, or
 the fix doesn't work in all cases.
  > I just used the standard version of links-gui under
  > - maybe the
  > fix has just not been updated in the binary packages? (Or do I just
  > wrongly assume that binary packages are fixed as well?)
 Yes, but which *version* is that?
 The binary packages are supposed to get updated when there are fixes,
 but it doesn't always happen instantly. Furthermore, for stable branch
 packages (e.g. in 2011Q1) more steps are neccessary and they may not
 have been taken.
 But we can't tell what's happened if we don't know which version you
  > Apart from this, I found a workaround: I compiled on another
  > machine an older version of links-gui which needed libpng 14 and
  > not 15 - using that version and copying the libpng 14 libraries
  > solved the problem for me, too.
 That will work fine... until you need to update it because of a
 security advisory.
 David A. Holland

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