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Bug 25022 - Glibc-2.3.2 and winex-cvs-3.1 block each other
Summary: Glibc-2.3.2 and winex-cvs-3.1 block each other
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Library (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Wine Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-21 19:35 UTC by Brett I. Holcomb
Modified: 2003-07-23 04:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Brett I. Holcomb 2003-07-21 19:35:47 UTC
After emerge sync I did emerge -u --deep system -p and found winex-cvs-3.1
blocked.  Emerge -u --deep world -p gives winex and glibc blocking each other.

It has been suggested to wait for winex to catch up but who knows when that
might be!?  This problem was discussed and mentioned before glibc-2.3.2 was
released to stable.

Since waiting for winex and others to use 2.3.2 might take a while 1) can this
be fixed or 2) how can it be undone?
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-21 19:49:32 UTC
it cant be fixed and it cant be undone 
all you can do is buy winex-transgaming for $5 
Comment 2 Brett I. Holcomb 2003-07-21 19:57:56 UTC
So I understand - we're stuck.  If I may ask - this was brought up as an issue (as well as for some other apps) in the posts asking for feedback.  What harm would there have been waiting a little longer until more of the world catches up with this glibc version?  It doesn't affect stuff that we build from source but what other apps are there that might have the same problem as winex?  

I'm not going to buy the binaries so at this point at least this app is broken.   I would have thought that the latest stuff in the cvs tree would use glibc-2.3.2 - I assume the winex-cvs is getting the stuff out of the winex latest cvs.  I'm in the process of moving so hopefully winex will catch up in a couple of weeks when I'm ready to start up again.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-21 20:08:31 UTC
all other apps (as far as we know) have been patched either upstream or by us to 
work with the newest glibc. 
this glibc has been out for sometime ... the question was how long were we 
willing to wait ? 
i think we waited longer than we should, be thats my opinion.  if you want wine 
support, then `emerge wine`, it works with glibc-2.3.2 ... some claim it works 
better than winex ;) 
Comment 4 Brett I. Holcomb 2003-07-21 20:18:50 UTC
I wasn't aware of the history - which is why I asked.  I haven't got into the details of glibc versions, etc. yet - I'm still trying to figure out ebuilds and other stuff!

I'll try wine.  It's funny - I used winex because I was told it worked better than winex for directx apps such as games which is really what I want to use wine/winex for under Linux.  If winex isn't updated by the time I'm ready I'll try wine!


Comment 5 John Oberreuter 2003-07-21 20:46:50 UTC
I have glibc-2.3.2-r1 working with winex-cvs-3.1. Just add --with-nptl and --enable-pthreads to configure options in the winex-cvs-3.1 ebuild.

Works for me.
Comment 6 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-21 20:53:40 UTC
nptl is a 2.{5,6}.x only thing ... dunno about pthreads ... 
one of the other wine devs would know far better than i about it ... 
Comment 7 John Oberreuter 2003-07-21 22:26:39 UTC
I think you're right about the --with-nptl option being excessive. You still need --enable-pthreads enabled to fix the problems with glibc-2.3.2-r1 (as indicated at, however, it looks like if you have 'nptl' in your USE flags then the winex-cvs-3.1 ebuild will add --enable-pthreads to the configure script. I really don't know much about nptl, but having the nptl USE flag add --enable-pthreads seems confusing to me since I don't have the nptl flag activated for anything else. Perhaps someone could clear up my confusion?
Comment 8 Alex Veber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-22 00:50:02 UTC
The --enable-pthreads works only for some people, I even know a user who uses glibc 2.3.2 
and winex works for him even without --enable-pthreads, this is very strange. 
can you guys test with --enable-pthreads and report back? maybe we could solve the issue 
Comment 9 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-22 04:47:22 UTC
*** Bug 25039 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Brett I. Holcomb 2003-07-22 04:48:30 UTC
Thanks.  I'll try it - does that remove the block between winex-cvs and glibc?  Maybe the ebuild needs to be updated.  
Comment 11 Dean McLeedy 2003-07-22 06:52:02 UTC
if [ -f /lib/ ]
	use nptl && myconf="$myconf --enable-pthreads --with-nptl" || myconf="$myconf --enable-pthreads"
Comment 12 Dean McLeedy 2003-07-22 07:20:27 UTC
From the linked sorceforge page it looks like --enable-pthreads is needed when glibc >= 2.3.2? so the nptl use flag is currently being used in the winex ebuilds for the wrong reason, being used as a glibc version check of sorts.
Comment 13 Alex Veber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-22 11:25:40 UTC
ok guys looks like the latest winex cvs fixes the issue! 
we will have an ebuild tommorow. 
Comment 14 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-22 20:47:23 UTC
this is a non issue now, winex will be removed from portage due to 
licensing/copyright issues 
sorry :/ 
Comment 15 Brett I. Holcomb 2003-07-23 04:39:32 UTC
Arrghhh! <G>.  

What kind of license are they going to now?