glibc 2.18/2.17 compatibility

Allin Cottrell
Fri Aug 30 18:21:00 GMT 2013

This is a follow-up to my posting of August 19,

I had reported that various programs that ran OK under glibc 2.17 started 
segfaulting under 2.18, and so I dropped back to 2.17.

I have now tried the experiment of reinstalling version 2.18 and 
recompiling the programs that were failing, namely the gvfs daemons 
gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor and gvfsd-trash (from gvfs-1.16.3) and xfdesktop 
(from Xfce 4.10). Now these programs run OK. Is it possible there's some 
subtle ABI incompatibility between these two glibc versions?

Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University, NC

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