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Re: st: Problem with xi (Stata 11)


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Problem with xi (Stata 11)
Date   Wed, 2 Jun 2010 16:10:40 +0000

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Alan Riley <ariley@stata.com> wrote:
> Neil Shephard (nshephard@gmail.com) asked about the forthcoming
> fix to Stata 11 related to Ubuntu Linux 10.04:
>> I realise that the answer is the Linux equivalent to "How long is a
>> bit of string" given how many different distributions of Linux there
>> are, so I won't ask what about other distributions.
>>
>> To phrase it differently what library is it that is affected and is it
>> one that is specifically modified by Ubuntu developers, or is it
>> further upstream by Debian developers (since Ubuntu is based on
>> Debian) or even further upstream with the library writers themselves?
>>
>> I ask as I use a completely different flavour of Linux (Gentoo).
>>
>> Either way thanks for quickly addressing this.
>
> The change was in the C standard library.  We are not aware of it
> occurring in any other distributions or versions of Linux.

So most likely the glibc-2.11.1 embedded package (detailed at
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/eglibc-source ).

> However, the fix we put in place which will be in tomorrow's
> update will prevent the problem from occurring even if other
> Linux distributions, or indeed any other operating systems, make

Ok, thats a great reassurance, (presumably the relevant library will
be staticly linked as opposed to dynamically using the system lib).

Thanks for the information, looking forward to updating tomorrow.



Neil


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