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Re: WARNING - Seriously damage vulnerability for _desktop_ users, be careful.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 13:44:04 +0100
Mail-followup-to: bugs@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 06:08:49PM +0900, YONETANI Tomokazu wrote:
> Hmm, `make install clean' is a dangerous command, your system may be
> left broken without a clue :)

It's a bit more difficult. If your ld-elf is broken, your system may run
havoc in the swapper. Believe, I hit that problem often enough :)
If your system tries to coredump 1G processes all the time, rebooting
is the easiest solution.

> > But, I want to warn all desktop users, working with flash - the plugin 
> > is currently broken, and better DON'T try to use it, because You all 
> > could end like me ;-))
> Thanks for the warning. I think that a workaround with LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> is still usable, if not perfect, until our native support for name space
> translation is implemented in rtld.

The patches could be redone as interim solution, the name space
translation has not been started yet.


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