[linux-audio-user] Re: Attracting more Linux audio developers

Stephen Cameron smcameron at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 14 10:22:33 EST 2006

I ran into a similar problem once, the symptom appeared to
incriminate glibc at first blush, but turned out to be flac

here's what I recorded about it:

Jun 13, 2006 Figured out why xmms was dying with glibc detecting 
"double free or corruption:" It's because of a bug in the flac lib. 
Not wanting to waste time getting a new flac (I haven't at the moment 
got a need for FLAC) I straced xmms and found where it was loading 
the lib (from /usr/lib/xmms/Input/libxmms-flac.*) moved those files 
out of there and now xmms runs again.

Maybe you're seeing something similar, since it seems unlikely
that some package would be touching glibc, since so much depends
on it, and upgrading glibc is somewhat tricky (well, I remember
a bad experience once mv'ing libc.so on a Sun back in 1994 or so,
and suddenly every command that needs libc.so fails to run, LOL,
so I assume it is still tricky.)

-- steve

--- Vince Werber <ka1iic at prexar.com> wrote:

> I had this weird experience a week ago,,,  I was compiling a sound application 
> and it over wrote a part of my libc in some way and caused my xmms that I 
> used to play old radio shows on my second audio card to fail...  I didn't 
> notice it until I tried to use xmms the other day... now I got to figure out 
> which one did the deed...  that should be great fun <heh>
> awww well... all in a days work <heh>
> vince
> On Thursday 14 December 2006 01:04, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> > Vince Werber wrote:
> > > I keep a log of what libs I install but for the life of me... I can't
> > > remember what I do have without the log... so...  I guess I do it too!
> > > <heh>
> >
> > Quite honstly, i think almost nobody should be installing libraries
> > from source. Rather, I think people should install the pre-packaged
> > library from their distribution.
> >
> > The only exception to the above, is developers actually working on
> > the library and the hopefully rare cases where a developer needs to
> > test a bleedign edge version of a library that the distribution
> > has not yet packaged.
> >
> > As a library author myself, the only two libraries on my system that
> > were installed from source are libsndfile and libsamplerate.
> >
> > Erik

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